PediCare™ has created a hallux valgus protector that contains a disc of Epithelium 26® gel, which limits the pressure and rubbing of the bunion. This means that it relieves pain and prevents the formation of calluses.
Due to the patented flexible and ultra-slim design with built-in EPITHELIUM®FLEX technology, the hallux valgus orthotic can easily be adapted to fit any shoe and it can be worn during the day, every day.
Unlike a rigid hallux valgus splint, it acts during walking on all of the factors that can aggravate the deformity:
- The patented external tendon made from EPITHELIUM®FLEX silicone straightens the big toe. The extent of correction can easily be adjusted by exerting greater or lesser tension on the tendon.
- TheEPITHELIUM®FLEXexternal tendonalso absorbs pressure on the bunion and therefore relieves pain.
- The Epithelium® disc creates a comfortable toe piece that acts as a counter-support with the shoe and allows the 1stmetatarsal to be pushed back.
- The extra-slim metatarsal compression sleeve acts against crushing and widening of the forefoot.
Can be machine washed at 40°C in the mesh laundry bag provided.
Lifespan: several months.
Please note: This device is only for protection and it is not intended to correct hallux valgus. If your big toe is still moving inwards, the hallux valgus corrector orthotic could help to slow the progression of this deformity.