Bunion Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
Do you or a loved one suffer from bunions or are worried you may have one forming? Have questions about bunions, what causes them, how you can address them, etc.? At Bunion Bootie, we are dedicated to educating our customers about bunions and other foot deformities along with providing them natural, non-surgical bunion treatment options. Today, we’re covering some of the most frequently asked bunion questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about bunions or our bunion care options.
Do Shoes Cause Bunions?
Yes, according to a lot of research and studies that have been done on our ancestors and foot development over time, certain shoes drastically increase our risk of bunion formation. Shoes that are more narrow/tight place unnecessary pressure on the toes and foot, eventually causing bunions, bunionettes and other deformities to form.
According to a compiled research study on bunions: Wearing “suitable shoes” can relieve the symptoms of bunions along with reducing the risk in the first place. We recommend always purchasing shoes with a wide toe box that can accommodate all of your toes without placing any pressure on them. It is also recommended to avoid high-heels. While they make look nice, they are horrible for your feet, legs, back and even circulation.
Do Genetics Cause Bunions?
Genetics can certainly play a role in bunion formation, those that experience foot deformities or other developmental issues may be more at risk for forming bunions later in life. It is also typical to see bunions run in families, with more than one individual being affected by them. Findings in presented in the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, suggest that foot disorders and deformities such as bunions or bunionettes have high heritability, making it possible to use certain tactics to reduce the risk of bunion formation or atleast slower progression.
Can Children Get Bunions?
While bunions are more likely to form later in life due to the fact they develop over time, they can certainly occur in children depending upon various factors. You should always make sure there is adequate room for your child’s feet and toes and replace them as soon as they are too snug.
What Happens If I Ignore My Bunion?
According to Harvard, Left untreated, bunions can lead to damage to the other toes, ingrown nails, misshapen joints and more. Symptoms typically continue to get worse, eventually causing chronic discomfort, pain and sometimes even mobility issues. It is recommended to address your bunion as soon as you notice it. Splints, braces, pads and various other natural treatment options exist.
Is Bunion Surgery 100% Effective?
Unfortunately, no, Bunion Surgery is not 100% effective. According to various studies, about 25% of bunions return following surgery. Stiffness, mobility issues, chronic pain, infections and problems with bone healing can also occur. We recommend exploring your natural, non-surgical options before making the decision to undergo surgery.
It is also highly recommended that you see a foot specialist when you notice your bunion forming, they can provide healthcare advice.
Are There Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment Options?
As mentioned above, there are various non-surgical treatment options available. Bunion Bootie offers a range of bunion care options, including:
Bunion Bootie is a wonderful option that comes in various sizes and fits most shoes. The Bunion Bootie is worn to temporarily improve bunion symptoms so that you can continue day-to-day life.
Our Bunionette Bootie is quite similar to the bunion bootie, however, it is specialized for the treatment of tailor’s bunions (which actually occur on the outside of the little toe).
We have a bunion balm for day and night, these balms are applied to the feet and can provide symptom relief and comfort for patients. Our Bunions Balms contain various FDA approved extracts, herbs and vitamins which can reduce the symptoms caused by bunions.
Our proprietary blend of essential oils for bunions is perfect for a daily massage of your bunions or even feet. The blend of essential oils has a pleasant aroma and can provide a comforting effect when applied to certain areas.
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Interested in treating your bunion without undergoing surgery? We have a wide range of bunion treatment options for you to select from, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.