Bunions are a big problem; a big toe problem.
Interestingly, your big toe is BIG for a reason.
You see, the big toe is designed to handle most of your body weight as you walk.
Unfortunately, when the arch of each foot is not properly supported the big toe can no longer properly handle stress and this joint begins to deform and degenerate.
Correcting the cause of stress at the big toe is paramount to reducing the visual deformity of bunion.
Therefore, the design of bunion orthotics must address the underlying arch misalignment.
In order for this to happen it is absolutely essential to capture the true arch-up or MASS (Maximal Arch Supination Stabilization) position of each foot.
Buyer Beware: If the product you purchase is not made to support your foot in MASS position, it won’t correct the cause of your bunion and it’s a waste of money.
In other words, if it’s not MASS position, it’s essential useless.
There are basically 2 ways an impression of the foot is made.
The first is weight bearing in which case you see what the foot looks like deformed due to your body weight and gravity as shown in the above impression on the left labeled No Arch.
Bunion orthotics designed to support this position of your foot do nothing to improve how the big toe handles gravity.
Whereas, bunion orthotics like those made here at Arizona Orthotics are specifically designed to optimize this passage of force over the big toe allowing the bunion deformity to begin to correct and heal.
The second way is MASS position in which case you et to see each foot’s corrected arch-up alignment; see the impression on the right side above labeled Huge Arch.
Here’s what you need to understand: the above pictures are of the same person’s foot.
In the first picture, there is no arch because the impression is made weight bearing.
Most bunion orthotics on the market are made from this deformed foot position.
Digital foot pressure plates also capture your deformed foot position; the foot analysis is made standing – also useless.
Point being: If the product you buy is made from an analysis of your deformed foot, it will not improve the passage of force and has zero potential to address the cause of your bunion.
Here at Arizona Orthotics we proudly offer the only medical-grade precision calibrated custom foot orthotic designed to correct the cause of your bunion.
Stop wasting time and money on products that just don’t work.