A Bunion is a very common foot problem which can affect people of all ages; bunions have many causes ranging from wearing badly fitting shoes to having the condition running in families. At first when a bunion has been diagnosed a patient can usually take steps to try and reduce the pain by wearing certain insoles and using bunion protectors but in many cases surgery is the only way to correct a bunion. Surgery can help to relieve pain and improve the alignment of the effected big toe.
After surgery your foot may be swollen for a few months and you will need to take precautions to make your life easier during the healing period. Below are some of our top products to help during recovery after a bunion operation.
The BeneCare BeneFoot Wedge Offloader Shoe has been clinically proven to effectively reduce weight bearing pressure from the forefoot and helps to promote proper healing. This is particularly useful when recovering from a bunion operation as the painful part at the front of the foot is kept elevated to relieve pressure and pain.
The Darco Toe Alignment Splint is an elastic metatarsal band with soft toe straps. The Darco Toe Alignment Splint can obtain high quality post-operative alignment of the toes during the healing process, it gently guides toes into proper alignment for post-procedural healing.
The Limbo Foot Plaster Cast and Dressing Protector provides water protection for your dressing allowing you to shower easily after an operation. Through the use of the innovative durable waterproof cover you can ensure to protect the foot area from water to help speed your recovery and keep your dressing clean and dry.
Walking can be hard after a bunion operation and bearing weight on the effected foot can be very painful. The Adjustable Aluminium Forearm Crutches come with PVC handgrips and a push-button adjustment system which makes it easy to adjust the crutch height in 1" increments. They are ideal to help you keep active and independent during recovery.
The Harley Leg Raiser is a really useful item to have during your first few weeks of recovery after a bunion operation as you are usually advised to keep your leg raised whenever you are lying or sitting down to help reduce swelling. This leg raiser is made to an ergonomically beneficial angle, and is designed to support the back of the knee and heel whilst allowing the calf to relax.
Visit www.healthandcare.co.uk to shop our full range of products, all available with free delivery. We stock an extensive range of supports, braces and lifestyle products to aid your health both before and after operations and medical proceedures.