Toe Spacers for Bunions
Pedifix Toe Spacer Bunion Guard Combo
Soft Gel Spacer separates and aligns first and second toes that rub, while the contoured Guard cushions and protects the first MP joint. The vitamin-enriched Gel releases mineral oil to soothe and moisturize skin. Interchangeable on right or left foot.
- Eases Bunion Pain
- Absorbs Pressure and Friction
- Separates 1st and 2nd Toes
- Visco-GEL Softens and Moisturizes Skin
1 Per Package
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Podiatric protective padding?
A variety of pads like toe spacers for bunions may be used to treat or prevent calluses and corns. Protective padding such as toe spacers for bunions cushion the callus or corn or holds the foot and toes in a more comfortable position so that calluses or corns do not develop. You can purchase protective padding in different sizes and shapes such as toe spacers for bunions, or purchase sheets of material that you cut to fit your needs.
Moleskin is a soft fabric with a thin layer of felt attached to a sticky backing. It is used most often on the feet to protect the skin from rubbing against footwear or against itself. It can also help cushion the feet.
What are some types of pads that may be used for calluses and corns?
- Toe separators like toe spacers for bunions, which keep toes from rubbing together. They are used to prevent soft corns.
- Toe crest pads, which relieve pressure and friction and help prevent toes from rubbing together.
- Toe caps and toe sleeves, which fit over your toe and protect the sides and tips of the toe.
If you have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral neuropathy, or other conditions that cause circulatory problems or numbness, consult your doctor before trying any treatment for calluses or corns.
What is a Corn? What is a Callus?
Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect that area from irritation. They occur when something rubs against the foot repeatedly or causes excess pressure against part of the foot, toe spacers for bunions can help. The term callus commonly is used if the thickening of skin occurs on the bottom of the foot, and if thickening occurs on the top of the foot (or toe), it’s called a corn. However, the location of the thickened skin is less important than the pattern of thickening: flat, widespread skin thickening indicates a callus, and skin lesions that are thicker or deeper indicate a corn.
Corns and calluses are not contagious but may become painful if they get too thick. In people with diabetes or decreased circulation, they can lead to more serious foot problems.
What are some causes of corns and calluses?
Corns often occur where a toe rubs against the interior of a shoe. Excessive pressure at the balls of the feet—common in women who regularly wear high heels—may cause calluses to develop on the balls of the feet. People with certain deformities of the foot, such as hammer toes, are prone to corns and calluses, toe spacers for bunions can often be used.
What is some home care for corns and calluses?
Mild corns and calluses may not require treatment. Toe spacers for bunions may only be needed. If the corn or callus isn’t bothering you, it can probably be left alone. It’s a good idea, though, to investigate possible causes of the corn or callus. If your footwear is contributing to the development of a corn or callus, it’s time to look for other shoes.
Over-the-counter treatments can do more harm than good, especially if you have any medical conditions such as diabetes. Some over-the-counter treatments contain harsh chemicals, which can lead to burns or even foot ulcers.
When to Visit a Podiatrist?
If corns or calluses are causing pain and discomfort or inhibiting your daily life in any way, see a podiatrist. Also, people with diabetes, poor circulation, or other serious illnesses should have their feet checked.
How are corns and calluses prevented?
Wear properly fitted shoes. If you have any deformities of the toe or foot, talk to your podiatrist to find out what shoes are best for you.
Gel pad inserts may decrease friction points and pressure. Your podiatrist can help you determine where pads might be useful.