Holiday Shopping for Bunion Sufferers
Winter’s on its way, meaning many of us are swapping flip flops for sneakers and strappy sandals for warm boots. But for bunion sufferers dealing with bunions, our snug, constricting winter shoes often come with unwelcome irritation.
If you’ve thought about pursuing bunion treatment before, you might be considering it more seriously at this time of year: Your cold-weather shoes are bothering your bunion, and if you’ve considered surgical options, you wouldn’t be missing out on as much during recovery in winter months as you would in the summer. Plus, your flexible spending account (you know, that non-taxable account used for out-of-pocket healthcare costs) might be facing expiration at the end of the year. So the pressure is on.
But just because winter is the most convenient time for bunion surgery doesn’t mean bunion surgery is the best treatment option. Those surgeries come with long recovery periods that’ll likely keep you in a surgical cast for weeks or even months post-surgery – an annoyance at any time of year. And the effectiveness of surgery is questionable, since bunions can return over time after an operation.
For that reason, it might be best to exhaust all your options before settling for a painful surgery that comes with a tedious recovery process and unguaranteed results. Non-surgical options are out there: Many bunion sufferers have found success with toe spacers, splints, foot-taping and braces.
Perhaps the most convenient and effective non-surgical treatment for bunions is the flexible bunion brace, such as Bunion Bootie. Bunion Bootie is made out of a soft, breathable, flexible fabric that’s designed to fit easily and comfortably in pretty much any shoe – whether you’re sticking with your summer flats for the winter, or transitioning into a pair of waterproof boots.
Bunion Bootie works by temporarily realigning the big toe to help relieve the discomfort that accompanies a bunion. The ultra thin fabric also acts as a shield to prevent rubbing and irritation, which can help reduce bunion inflammation and make everyday life just that much easier, regardless of what season it is.
A variation of Bunion Bootie is also available for bunionettes, or – tailor’s bunions. These bunions form on the base of the pinky toe rather than on the base of the big toe, as a typical bunion does. BunionETTE Bootie also offers temporary realignment for this more rare but equally frustrating genre of bunion, with the same protective, flexible, breathable fabric available in the original Bunion Bootie, plus an added second layer to increase the comfort and support.
With the new year on its way, we know you want to take advantage of that flexible spending account and take care of your bunion – but without sacrificing the things you love to do in daily life. Bunion Bootie provides an affordable, non-invasive, pain-free option for those hoping to start 2017 out on the right foot.