Do you suffer from a bunion? Even if the deformity is only slight, wearing shoes very quickly becomes painful. The pinching from shoes leads to pain at the bony outgrowth and hard skin develops due to pressure and rubbing. At this point, it is crucial to place support between the shoe and the bunion that will redistribute the load and relieve pain. This is the purpose of the Epithelium 26® silicone gel that is built into this hallux valgus protector.
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.