Bunion Bootie Grows in Popularity with Pedorthists
Recent feedback from the practice of Kimberly Rau & Associates, Inc. has indicated that Bunion Bootie helps to improve biomechanic. This is because the brace addresses the foot deformity, may prevent further progression of it, and is an effective tool to relieve pain and discomfort due to bunions.
Kimberly Rau & Associates, Inc. is a group of Canadian Certified pedorthists who have been providing lower limb assessments, advice, custom foot orthotics, footwear education and footwear modifications in the Kitchener Waterloo area of Ontario, Canada since 1986.
Hallux valgus, or bunions, result from dysfunction or deformity of a part of the foot called the first ray. The first ray consists of the first metatarsal and first cuneiform bones. Foot structure plays a major role in the prevalence of bunion conditions, for which reason treatment typically focuses on improving and adjusting joint position and biomechanics. Unlike hard bunion splints, toe spacers, and bunion pads, Bunion Booties can be worn comfortably and with ease in almost any shoe. They stay in place through the day and provide long-term relief from the rubbing and irritation caused by bunions.
Pedorthist Kim Rau gave positive feedback about the effectiveness of Bunion Bootie.
“A significant percentage of our clients present with foot dysfunction that results in deviation of the big toe. We are extremely impressed with the Bunion Bootie as it actually addresses the biomechanics of the problem. We have found them extremely effective as they are comfortable, easy to apply, very low profile and versatile. Our clients report improved comfort immediately and provide feedback such as, ‘feels secure,’ ‘I can push off through my big toe,’ ‘I feel more stable,’ ‘My toe hurts less immediately.'”
Kimberly Rau & Associates, Inc. determined that when Bunion Bootie is utilized on its own or in combination with other therapies and/or custom foot orthotics, it can usually facilitate re-alignment of the foot and first ray function. Findings of the use of the Bunion Bootie with pedorthist’s clients include:
- Bunion Bootie keeps a low profile and fits in any shoe
- Bunion Bootie is easy for patients to put on
- Bunion Bootie is extremely comfortable and does not compress the first MTP joint
- Bunion Bootie addresses both the longitudinal and transverse arch issues, where first ray dysfunction and deformity originate
- Bunion Bootie supports the joint and encompasses the foot, providing a potential proprioceptive benefit.
Bunion Bootie, established in 2011 by a small group of bunion sufferers who came together in search for an effective non-surgical treatment for bunions, is the perfect answer for people who must stay on their feet for prolonged periods. Bunion irritation, when left untreated, can result in blisters, swelling, tenderness, and bursitis. At only 0.4mm thick, Bunion Booties fit comfortably in almost any shoe (including high heels and running shoes). Additionally, they are made with odor- and bacteria-resistant materials.
And now, we’re not the only ones you’ve heard it from – pedorthists have expressed that their patients experience serious relief after using Bunion Bootie, and now that you’ve heard it from two sources, we recommend you try it out for yourself!