Bunion or Hallux Valgus - Realignment of bone joint of big toe

Shapecrunch provides custom insoles for bunions. 

Bunions or 

Valgus Hallux

What is Bunion ?

A bunion is the prominence of the inner portion of the joint of the big toe because of poor foot mechanics. Bunions are usually caused by existing foot deformity - Flat Foot or Overpronation. 

 

Shapecrunch creates custom orthotics or insoles for shoes with 3D printing technology by using the biomechanics of the patient to make the arching foot back to normal, and prevent further worsening of joint of the big toe, because Bunion is a progressive deformity, which gets worse over time. 

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

A bunion is most likely to develop when susceptible feet are repeatedly squeezed into narrow, pointed-toe footwear. The big toe pushes against the other toes, sometimes diving over or under them. 

Shoes with narrow toes can trigger a bunion, but they're not the underlying cause. Bunions run in families, because foot type (shape and structure) is hereditary, and some types are more prone to bunions than others. Low arches, flat feet, and loose joints and tendons all increase the risk. The shape of the metatarsal head (the top of the first metatarsal bone) also makes a difference: if it's too round, the joint is less stable and more likely to deform when squeezed into shoes with narrow toes.

High heels can exacerbate the problem because they tip the body's weight forward, forcing the toes into the front of the shoe. This may help to explain why bunions are 10 times more common in women than in men.

People in occupations such as teaching and nursing, which involve a lot of standing and walking, are susceptible to bunions.

BUNIONS TREATMENT

How Shapecrunch's Custom Insoles and Sandals provide the best Bunions treatment?

Bunions which are medically termed as Hallux Valgus are treated by providing proper arch support to the foot through customized insoles or custom orthotics. Shapecrunch creates customized insoles with 3D printing technology by using the biomechanics of the patient to make the foot normal. In addition to the insoles, heel cups are used to correct the pronation angle of the patient. Medial wedging aims at distributing the weight of the body and offloading the area. Custom orthotics help in relieving the pain caused by flat feet in the ankle and the knees. Also, toe separator with insoles work as a perfect combination for the treatment of bunions. 

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Modification for Bunions 

Each insole for Bunion is given accommodations to correct your foot deformity and improve your gait. Our each sandal has customised footbed with corrections.  

Arch Support
For Flat Foot and Over Pronation, Plantar Fasciitis
Medial Wedging
Heel Cup
Metatarsal Pad and Bar
Heel cup
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Devam Sharma
Local Guide 

Flat Feet

The appearance and quality of this leather sandal is exceptional. From the stitching on the straps and soft touch natural leather on the footbed, the sandal is not only luxurious but would pair well with a variety of bottoms from casual cargo shorts to khaki pants. I got these because of the customized arch support; since I have flat feet, most sandals leave me with achy feet and a backache by day’s end. In just a week of wearing they have molded to my feet and all the pain gone and thanks to shape crunch team for developing such a beautiful product and ordering is very much easy  just go to application and click some pictures

Saravanan Rajagopal
Home Maker

Flat feet

The service is very good and the custom insoles have been of great help with my flat foot, it makes me stand/walk-in close to correct posture and keep my legs and back aligned. Thank you!!

Sanvi Preetam
Student

Flat feet

Got the soles and slippers for my daughter's flat feet. Using it for 6 months, now my daughter is not feeling pain when she walks more. Comfortable to wear also. Now using this sole she can run without pain for a longer period

Exercises for flat feet

Flat feet (arching foot) can be cured naturally at an intermediate level by following some of these exercises and taking proper foot care:

1. Heel stretches
2. Tennis/golf ball rolls
3. Arch lifts
4. Calf raises
5. Toe raises
6. Stair arch raises
7. Towel curls
 

PRECAUTIONS 

1. Obese people with flat feet must reduce their body weight.

2. Flat feet people with high blood pressure and sugar should lower their blood pressure and blood sugar levels and bring it to the ideal level.

3. Wear Shapecrunch’s custom orthotics or insoles for flat feet.

4. Do “toe spread exercise” by keeping the toes in a spread position and hold on for at least 10 secs. Do this for a minimal time of 10 times/day in a day.

5. Barefoot walking on sand or grass or rough surfaces will make your feet strong.

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