Splint for Nurses' Halux Valgus
Bunion splint for Nurses' Halux Valgus
German engineered day/night hinged splint Bunion Aid offers comfort and correction for millions of nurses with painful bunions San Francisco, CA - January 28, 2008 - The new essential item for nurses is not a new scrub suit nor surgical gloves. The new "must-have" item for 2009 in the nursing community is Bunion Aid, the German engineered day/night hinged splint launched in the American market in October 2008. Over 60 million American women and 15 million men suffer from Hallux valgus, also called "bunions". For nurses, who spend so many hours on their feet tending to the sick, an effective way to prevent the pain from this common dysfunction of the foot is a top priority.
Alpha Orthotics Corporation (www.alphaorthotics.com) opened their online shop at www.alphaorthotics.com/shop last month to make it convenient for consumers, including the nursing community, to purchase Bunion Aid with the click of a mouse. The Bunion Aid splint is also available at select retailers and podiatrists nationwide for an SRP of $59.95.
Bunion Aid is a combination of a medical-grade plastic splint and hook & loop fastening metatarsal and toe straps. The plastic portion of the splint is hinged and fastened along the inside border of the foot with a toe and metatarsal strap. The straps and the splint provide three-point correction of the bunion deformity though out the gait cycle. The metatarsal arch is optimally stabilized, the bunion relieved, the mal-positioning of the toe corrected and the foot brought back and held in its natural position. Bunion-Aid is an alternative for people with mild to moderate bunions and can help with post-surgery treatment.
"We think Bunion Aid is perfect for the nursing profession since it is so comfortable you can wear it working", said Gaby Federal, CEO of Alpha Orthotics Corporation. "This splint can be used as a conservative pain reduction treatment option that may help avoid or postpone the need for invasive surgery. Bunion Aid can help nurses as they actively move around hospital wards doing their important work pain-free."
About Halux Valgus or Bunions
Hallux Valgus or "bunion" is a malalignment of the two bones that form the base joint of the big toe (also called the metatarsophalangeal joint). Due to the misalignment, the big toe begins to angle inward towards the other toes, thrusting the base joint out further in the opposite direction. Aside from being unsightly, bunions can develop into an extremely serious, painful condition over time if neglected. The reasons for the development of Hallux valgus are an inherited predisposition, a tendency towards weak supporting and connective tissue or muscular imbalance. Mal-positioning is aggravated by too tight, too pointed and too small shoes. Hallux valgus patients traditionally have been treated with surgery or rigid night splints.
About Alpha Orthotics Corporation USA
Alpha Orthotics Corporation (http://www.alphaorthotics.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of German Hallufix Corporation. Alpha Orthotics Corporation markets and sells patented, German-engineered, non-invasive orthotic products directly to consumers and to the medical community.