Toe Protectors for Bunions
How do toe protectors relieve bunion pain?
How do toe protectors relieve bunion pain? Big toe bunion protections relieve pain by protecting the bunion from rubbing against your shoes. ZenToes Bunion Protectors come in a variety of styles, including a bunion guard with a toe separator that not only protects the bunion from chafing, but also helps align the big toe to relieve pressure on the bunion.
Should I use a toe protector or toe separator?
Whether you should use a big toe bunion protector or a toe separator depends on the extent of your bunion and the roominess of your shoe. Many people use a toe separator by itself when they are barefoot or wearing sandals that don’t rub on their bunion. Others will wear a toe spacer and a bunion pad if their bunion is smaller. And for some people, the best bunion pain relief comes from wearing a bunion guard with a toe separator attached for maximum effectiveness. If you are wearing close toed shoes with a wide toe box, then wearing a big toe bunion protector with an attached toe separator will provide the best pain relief. However, for people who are not comfortable with toe separators, ZenToes does offer a gel bunion guard by itself. A gel bunion guard is a good option if you wish to protect your big toe bunion from rubbing on your shoes but do not wish to wear a toe separator.
Do toe protectors work for running?
Big toe bunion protectors work great for running and other sports and are very effective at preventing your shoes and socks from rubbing on your bunion, preventing pain from pressure and chafing.
How do I properly put on a toe protector?
To put on a toe protector properly, place the toe ring over your big toe with the padding covering your bunion. Adjust the bunion pad until it fits comfortably on your bunion.
To determine the type of big toe bunion protector you should get, review all of the bunion protectors available at ZenToes. Then determine which one would be most comfortable for you considering the size of your bunion and the type of shoes you normally wear. Additionally, talk to your doctor for their advice on what will work best for your bunion and activity level.
Yes, you can wear a toe separator and big toe bunion protector at the same time. Since this is a very common way to relieve bunion pain and pressure, ZenToes has developed a bunion guard with an attached toe separator, made from medical grade, latex free gel. This bunion aid will help align your big toe, while protecting your bunion from pain and pressure.