Bunions can often feel like an inevitability, especially if your mother or grandmother has them. With toes pressing in and that tell-tale bump appearing, finding a way to stop it happening, let alone reverse it, is a something many of us want. Thankfully with a bunion splint you can address the unsightly, sometimes painful bunions.
Hallux valgus is the medical term for the condition that causes bunions, and by wearing a bunion splint at night (and sometimes even during the day) you can prevent the condition from worsening, and in some cases even reverse the symptoms.
Can I wear these any time?
While the simpler ValguLoc is designed only to be worn at night, it's still highly effective. The ValguLoc II is perfect for wear day or night, meaning you've got support for bunions and other toe problems 24/7.
Will these weaken my muscles?
While cheaper and less effective braces can cause an issue known as reliance (where the muscles become weaker and rely on the brace), Bauerfeind have perfected the blend of stability and movement. By restricting or immobilising specific parts of the ankle that need it, and freeing up the rest, you can continue to exercise, building and maintaining strength in the joint.
Can I wear these all day?
Virtually all our medical supports are designed to be worn for any length of time, whether it's half an hour after exercise to recover the muscle, or first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).