Do you have bunions? Do they hurt your feet and make it hard for you to walk or wear shoes comfortably? Ever wonder if there’s something you can do about them without surgery? In this blog post, I will share some tips to prevent bunions and help alleviate pain for those who already have bunions.
<strong>What Is a Bunion?</strong>
A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint closest to your toes, called the big toe. It looks like a bump sticking out from your foot and can cause pain. Bunions are common in women who wear high heels or shoes with narrow toe boxes, but anyone can get one. Therefore, be sure to wear the right shoes to support your feet. If you wear shoes that are too tight, it can sometimes cause bunions to form. Be sure that you wear the right size of shoe as well. This will make a huge difference in terms of comfort and health. You definitely want your feet to be healthy.
<strong>How Do Bunions Form?</strong>
Most bunions start out as a small bump on the joint closest to your big toe and grow over time. They are caused by your feet being crowded in shoes that are too narrow for them, especially in the big toe area. Shoes that are a bit too tight or high heels that put pressure on your toes make them grow faster and can turn this bump into a painful bunion. So therefore, limit wearing high heels and/ or shoes that are too narrow for your feet. Be sure to make this a habit, otherwise you might regret it. No one wants to have problems with their feet, No one wants extra pain in their life, so be sure to take your foot health seriously.
<strong>What Is the Treatment for Bunions?</strong>
The most common treatments include wearing shoes that fit properly and avoiding high heels, which can make bunions grow faster and cause more pain. Changing your walking habits may also help, such as switching to a roomier walking shoe, or getting rid of high heels altogether.
If you are in pain, check with a podiatrist about possible treatment options before they cause a permanent problem. Your podiatrist will know exactly what to do so remember to rely on them. They have studied the foot and will know how best to resolve your health issues with your feet. Some of the options for treating bunions include:
· Night Splints – these are worn at night and keep your feet from bending too much.
· Orthotics – inserts that you wear inside of shoes to help support the foot. They can be custom made by a podiatrist.
In more severe cases, surgery is an option. The goal of surgical treatment is to relieve the pressure on your big toe joint and pain in the area, by making changes to bones, soft tissues, or skin in this area. Your foot doctor will help you decide which treatment is best for you to remain pain-free. You do not want to have to live in pain throughout your life, so take care of your feet. Surgery is a great way to fix up your feet fast. Depending on what you
In conclusion, bunions are a common problem and can be treated, especially if you take preventative action before your bunions get too bad. If you already have bunions, don’t ignore them. Treatments for bunions include wearing shoes that fit properly, avoiding high heels altogether, or seeing a podiatrist for more advanced treatments if needed.