Hallux valgus, or colloquially "bunion", is the name given to a condition in which the big toe begins to buckle towards the outside of the foot. In many cases, this leads to a painful inflammation of the big toe joint.
The causes are many - but research suggests that shoes that are too tight or "wrong" play the decisive role. They cause the muscles and tendons that hold the big toe in place to slacken. The consequence: due to the disturbance in the foundation of the body, it has to compensate via the overlying joints - compensatory postures and movements creep in, so that bunions can be followed, for example, by hip damage, postural damage to the back, tension in the head and neck and even tooth damage.
Hallux valgus can be treated with surgery or counteracted non-invasively with aids and therapeutic exercises.
Knitido® focuses on non-invasive, gentle, permanent correction by strengthening the foot in combination with appropriate footwear and foot exercises: Knitido® toe socks and toe rings spread the toes slightly and provide relaxation. At the same time, friction between the toes caused by the deformity is prevented. In addition, we recommend support with the proven FXF Taping Loops - for bunions or hammertoes.