A recent comparative study measured the reduction of bunions through the use of a rigid night-splinting, versus Bunion Aid. Results show that mild to moderate mal-positioning can be corrected to normal values with the use of Bunion Aid.
Alpha Orthotics Corporation (www.alphaorthotics.com)
has also announced the results of a comparative radiological study designed to
measure the reduction of toe mal-positioning.
The study was conducted in Germany
in spring 2008 and was performed by Dr. Klaus A. Milachowski, Assistant
Professor, Ludwig-Maximilian University, in Munich Germany. It
compared the use of a rigid Hallux valgus night-splint and Bunion Aid. The
results of the study show that mild to moderate mal-positioning of the big toe
can be corrected to normal values with the use of Bunion Aid.
The Bunion Aid splint is available online through the Alpha Orthotics website (www.alphaorthotics.com). The results of the study cited in this press release are available upon request.
About Hallux Valgus or "Bunions"
Hallux valgus forces the big toe outward, which causes the metatarsal bone and the metatarsal capitulum to protrude. Initially a cosmetic problem, in due time serious pain can develop. Inflammation and swelling of the ball, incorrect loading and initial joint attrition (arthrosis) can lead to strong and persistent pain. 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. Bunion-Aid is an alternative for people with mild to moderate bunions and can help with post-surgery treatment.
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 orthopedic products directly to consumers and to the medical community.