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How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work?

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author image Nicole Carlin
Nicole Carlin is a registered yoga teacher. Her writing has been published in yoga and dance teacher training manuals for POP Fizz Academy. Carlin received a Masters of Arts in gender studies from Birkbeck University in London and a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia.
How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work?
How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work? Photo Credit Rich Ellgen/Demand Media

A bunion is the gradual and chronic enlargement of the joint nearest the big toe. They can form as a result of improperly fitted shoes, old age and certain physical activities, or they may simply be an inherited trait. Stretching and strengthening the feet and toes through yoga exercises and props like toe spreaders can help stop the development of bunions.

Step 1

How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work?
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Insert your toes into Yoga Toes Toe Stretchers. Place one toe into each available slot of the device. The stretchers mimic yogic toe stretching exercises that are recommended by podiatrists to help prevent bunions and ease the pain of sore feet. According to the National Pediatric Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using splints to stretch the toes overnight aided the condition of children and teenagers suffering from bunions.

Step 2

How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work?
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With the stretchers in place, sit or lie down and allow the stretchers to gently realign and stretch your toes. Alternatively, you could wear Yoga Toes overnight to help stretch the toes deeply while you sleep.

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Step 3

How to Use Yoga Toes for Bunions & Does it Work?
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Remove your toes from the slots in the stretcher and wash the stretcher with warm soapy water. Store the device in a dry place until the next use. Yoga Toes are safe and gentle enough to use every day.

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