How do toe spacers relieve pain?
Toe spacers relieve bunion pain by straightening the big toe, which takes the pressure off the bunion. This keeps the bunion from sticking out, as well as keeps your big toe from rubbing against your index toe, and allows for better fit of your shoes.
Are toe spacers the right bunion corrector for me?
We recommend talking with your doctor about which bunion treatment is the best for your bunion. However, a toe spacer is normally the first thing a doctor recommends when a patient presents with a bunion that is causing them pain. A bunion pad can be worn on the bunion in conjunction with a toe separator to also provide relief from chafed skin caused by bunion rub.
Are toe separators, toe straighteners, and toe spacers the same thing?
Toe separators, toe straighteners and toe spacers all have the same goal - to align the big toe to take pressure off the bunion. Toe separators and toe spacers are the same things, but toe straighteners can be different.
Should I buy a single or double loop toe spacer?
Whether you should buy a single or double loop toe spacer depends on the severity of your bunion as well as the amount of gap between your big and index toes. A toe separator with a double loop, such as the ZenToes Double Loop Toe Separator, provides more stability for toes with a wide gap, but can be uncomfortable if the gap between your toes is small. Normally, people start off with a single toe spacer and if it does not provide sufficient bunion relief, they move onto a double loop toe separator.
Do toe spacers work for running?
Yes, toe separators work very well for running since they keep your toes aligned and prevent them from rubbing against each other as you are training. ZenToes Gel Toe Separators are light weight, soft, and durable, making them comfortable to wear even during a long training run or marathon.
ZenToes gel toe spacers slip on to your toe quickly and easily. Just slip the ring over the toe and turn the pad to your big toe. Adjust the toe pad to fit comfortably against your first toe. Simple to put on and simple to remove, ZenToes toe spacers can be worn by both men and women.
ZenToes gel toe spacers are made from medical grade gel that is latex free, soft and durable. Our toe separators are washable and reusable, making them a great value for your foot care needs. In addition, ZenToes offers a 60 day warranty on all toe spacers so if you are not happy with your choice, simply return them for a full refund.