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Posted by pe support on January 20, 2022

Sydney Foot Solutions are experts in alternative but effective ways to treat your feet, without invasive surgery or orthotics. The benefits to you are the elimination of pain, permanent physiological improvements to your body, and the ability to wear the footwear of your choice.

Are Bunion Correctors & Bunion Splints The Solution For Bunion Treatment in Sydney?

Bunion Correctors & Bunion Splints Reviews

Over 60 per cent of our patients see us for management and treatment of their bunions, and many of them ask us if bunion splints and a  bunion corrector really work?

There is always a new tool or splint claiming to correct your bunion in a few hours or days, or to straighten the toe — pain free. It’s no surprise that we get asked this question at Sydney Foot Solutions remarkably often as these types of products are heavily advertised online, particularly on social media, together with a lot of misleading information.

Most people who develop a bunion reach first for over-the-counter remedies, such as these splints, to help manage and control the pain that accompanies the deformity. After all, who wants bunion surgery if they don’t absolutely need it? We understand completely. We see several post-surgery bunions daily. In fact, one study suggests that 30 per cent of people who have bunion surgery are unhappy with their results.[1]
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So, the answer to the burning question is — no bunion correctors don’t work!

We have not seen any long-term research articles proving that a bunion splint or a bunion corrector work, and despite coming across many such splints in over 15 years of experience within Australia, we are yet to see one that’s proven to work effectively.

The splints may appear to work while you have them on, and may even feel good, but your toe does not stay that way after you remove them. The bunion is caused by something happening further back in your foot, which is why a bunion splint will NOT ‘cure’ or ‘fix’ your bunion at all. It’s a temporary solution to a longer term problem.

What Causes Bunions?

The underlying cause can usually be determined and investigated during an initial consultation here at Sydney Foot Solutions in Sydney. We look at the reason why the bunion is occurring in the first place, and establish how to stop its progression so it doesn’t get any worse. The cause of bunions is related to the way you stand and walk, which is influenced by many different genetic factors.

How We Treat Bunions Without Bunion Splints or Bunion Correctors

If it’s suitable, we will prescribe a course of gentle Foot Mobilisations that will target the underlying cause of your bunions to ensure long-term management. These will be accompanied by some exercises that will help strengthen the muscles responsible for straightening the toe. We also have our very own toe separators that will aid in bringing the toes across as they are straightened.

So, avoid bunion surgery by treating the underlying cause of your bunion, take advantage of our free assessment offer to anyone with a bunion.  (You must mention this blog at the time of the booking).
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New Patient Special Offer:

Normally valued at a total of $100 but for a limited time only $35 dollars. (65% off!)

How we can help you avoid surgery for your bunion:

  • Help to diagnose the underlying cause in your bunion assessment
  • Treat the underlying cause of your bunion
  • Avoid Bunion Surgery
  • Keep you doing the things you love

So what’s the process?

  1. Book an assessment with our podiatrists
  2. Allow us to assess your bunion and diagnose the underlying cause
  3. Come up with a plan to treat your bunion
  4. Carry out the plan together and help you avoid bunion surgery

Contact us to book an appointment or call our Manly Vale clinic on (02) 8966 9300!

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