Approximately 75% of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one point or another throughout their lifetime. Bunions are one of the most common and most painful foot-related issues.
You should never ignore serious foot health issues like bunions because the pain can go from a minor annoyance to very severe and debilitating, quick. That’s where treatment for bunions come into play. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to address your bunion pain and get back on your feet, literally.
Here are a few great treatment for bunions options that can significantly help reduce bunion pain:
- Painless bunion surgery — In the past, bunion surgery was quite invasive and hurt a lot. Now, thanks to some hardworking doctors and researchers, bunion surgery is much more effective. With this painless approach, the recovery time after bunion surgery is much shorter, as well.
- Shoe inserts — The type of shoe you wear matters much more than just looking good. Shoe inserts can help give you padding and relieve some of the pain. Also, this approach will help force your toes into a more natural position, subsequently lessening the bunion pain severity.
- Toe spacers — Toe spacers are placed directly between your toes and are made out of a plastic or foam material. Some models only separate the big toe, but newer glove-ice toe spacers constructed of neoprene can separate all five toes.
- Maintain a normal weight — If you are nearing obesity, you’re going to likely experience all kinds of health concerns, especially problems with your feet. Getting down to a healthier weight can actually relieve both foot pressure and bunion pain.
- Exercise your feet — Strengthening your feet can also help combat bunion pain. Doing a few of these exercises each day can help strengthen foot muscles, improve foot flexibility, and alleviate pain. Here are some of the most popular foot exercises that can help with bunion issues: toe stretches, toe flexing, resistance exercises, ball rolls, picking up marbles with your feet, towel curls, and walking through sand.
If your current treatment for bunions ins’t working that well and want to learn more about painless bunion surgery, give Dr. Richard Moy a call right away.