Will A Bunion Bootie Help You? Ask Our South Park Foot Doctor
What is a Bunion Bootie?
It is important for you to see our South Park podiatrist if you are bothered by bunions. A bunion bootie is one of the things that your podiatrist may recommend. It works by creating a barrier between your footwear and the bunion. This helps reduce friction.
The bootie can be comfortably worn all day with just about any type of footwear. It is also available in several sizes. The bunion bootie shifts your big toe back to its natural position. This helps improve your walk and balance. Additionally, the bootie takes the tension off of your big toe.
One of the many great things about the bootie is that it can give a person relief without surgery. In fact, many people have been able to delay getting surgery because of the bootie.
Can the Bootie Help Me If My Bunions Are Really Bad?
Only a podiatrist can decide if the bootie can be used for bunion correction. It is important to note that bunion booties work best for people who have mild to moderate bunions. If your bunions are severe, then you may need to get another treatment.
Types of Booties
There are two main types of booties. You can get the regular bootie if you have a bunion on your big toe. You can get the bunionette bootie if your bunion is on your little toe and your big toe. The bunionette bootie has an inner sleeve and is thicker than the regular bootie. Both booties are made out of the same material. The regular bootie is available is also available in extra small.
How Long Will the Bootie Last?
The amount of time that the bootie lasts can vary from person to person. How often you use the bootie will affect how long it lasts. Most people will need to replace their bootie within one to three months.
If you are in need of a South Park podiatrist, then we recommend you to contact our office today and schedule an appointment for a consultation on the best treatment plan with one of our caring and trusted foot doctors.