Are bunions becoming a pain to your active life style? If so, you are not alone. Bunions, or Hallux Valgus, are more common then you may think. Bunions affect about 23% of adults age 18-65 years and 35.7% of adults over 65 years of age. Bunions are also more common in women, 30% verses males at 13%.
What exactly is a bunion?
A bunion, hallux valgus, is a bony protrusion that forms most often in the joint at the base of the big toe. The big toe joint enlarges and forces the toe to point back toward the other toes, encroaching on them and sometimes overlapping them. This abnormal positioning puts pressure on the big toe joint, causing it to grow outward beyond the normal profile of the foot, resulting in pain that can stop you in your tracks.
What can you do to reduce the pain?
The OrthoSleeve BR4, Bunion Relief Socks, provide orthopedic support in a wearable performance sock. Its unique construction combined with our Compression Zone Technology® relieves pain and prevents further damage. The BR4 acts as a barrier, preventing blisters and continued friction pain from rubbing footwear and misaligned toes. The BR4 has four zones of graduated compression, a split-to design and targeted bunion pad to provide effective pain relief. The BR4 will form-fit to your foot and is comfortable enough to wear any time.
The BR4 is perfect for runners and other athletes, and everyday comfort. They are made using the highest quality material to minimize discomfort, help you recover more quickly, reduce fatigue and prevent soreness. Available in either a sporty black or grey, the BR4 Bunion Relief Socks are the perfect fit for your active lifestyle!