Bunions Do’s and Dont’s

A bunion is an abnormal outside deviation of the metatarsophalangeal joint or the joint at the base of the big toe. The bunion occurs when the first metatarsal bone turns outwards, causing the big toe to point inwards; hence, forming the classic bump of a bunion.

Most bunions do not cause any pain, but if they do, some experience mild to severe foot pain. Foot pain caused by bunion can be excruciating, making it difficult to do simple activities like walking or running. Severe bunion pain can change one’s lifestyle.

But there are ways to prevent the painful stages bunions. Below are the do’s and don’ts of bunions.

1.       Do not wear tight high heeled shoes. This is the reason why women a prone to developing bunions. These shoes forces the feet into an abnormal position ideal for bunion development.

2.       If you have a family history of bunions, do not engage into sports that can cause the advancement of the bunion or even cause bunion pain. A good example of this is ballet.

3.     When selecting a pair of shoes, make sure that the toe box are wide, and the length of the shoe should have half an inch allowance.

4.       When experiencing acute bunion pain, it’s a good idea to rest your feet for a few minutes.  

5.       Do use silicone gel pads before wearing your shoes. This is to prevent the bunion from rubbing against the walls of the shoe.

6.       Do seek professional help from a specialist. A podiatrist will give the best advice on how to manage your bunion pain and can even help prevent or slow down the progression of your bunion.

7.       Do not rush in to surgery to treat your bunion. There are a lot of conservative treatments that are effective in controlling bunion pain. Bunion surgery is only considered when all conservative treatment no longer provide relief from bunion pain.

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