The long axis of the shoe should provide maximum torsional control of medial foot rotation (pronation) and the midsole should provide proper vertical support. Proper support lessens the pressure on the joint of the big toe during the weight-bearing phase of the gait cycle. A wider toe box is advisable to decrease pressure on the first metatarsal head.
Neutral (mild pronators) – Over-the-counter may be beneficial
Moderate to excessive pronators – Custom orthotics may be beneficial
Reduces pronation and stabilizes the foot to reduce unwanted forces on the bunion.
Assist in passively straightening the big toe. Can be effectively worn at night.
Can be worn in a shoe and may provide comfort and pain relief.
**Please consult your physican before engaging in an exercise program.**
|Big Toe Joint Up Stretch
||Big Toe Joint Down Stretch