Foot Exercises to Manage Bunion Pain

Sadly it is happening -- the bulge on your big toe is slowly getting larger and larger causing it to shift inwards. Not only does it look ugly, it is also causing considerable amount of pain which is slowly increasing in intensity thru the years. It is s the same foot problem both of your parents have, seeing them limp around, hiding their feet, in pain, and now you are suffering the same condition – a bunion.

A bunion is a foot deformity that could be acquired or inherited. Acquired bunions are commonly caused by wearing wrong footwear, especially tight pointy high heels. This is the reason why bunions are very common among women. Inherited bunions usually occur at an early age because of genetic weakness of the structures of the foot.

Bunions can be dreadfully painful, but some don’t feel any pain at all. If you’re asymptomatic, then lucky you. But don’t think you will not one day experience bunion pain. Below are some exercise that can help minimize or even prevent bunion pain.

1.       Walk barefoot. Walking barefoot allows all the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons to work the way they are supposed to. Also, walking on the grass of your backyard or on the sand by the beach gently massages the bottom of your feet.

2.       Stretching the big toe. This is done by grabbing the big toe and gently pulling it to proper alignment, hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat as several times.

3.       Towel Curls and Stretches. Place a small towel around your toes and pull. Hold for a few seconds and repeat. This stretches the tendons and ligaments of your feet. Also, you can use your toes to push against the towel for some resistance exercise to strengthen your foot muscles.

The above exercises will help strengthen your foot muscles to prevent bunion pain. But if your bunion is in its advanced stage and the bump is too large and causing too much pain, then consider getting surgery. 

Minimally invasive bunion surgery or no scar bunion surgery is a new surgical procedure that involves very little to no swelling and pain, with very quick recovery time.  

The Lam modification bunion surgery is an innovative technique by Dr. Kevin Lam to treat bunions. For more information, call (239) 430-3668 (FOOT)

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