Preventing Bunion Treatment
Do you have a family history of bunions? Wondering how you can prevent bunion formation, and the need for bunion treatment in your children or teens? At Bunion Bootie, we are dedicated to all things “bunion”, including prevention of them. Many patients resort to bunion surgery as a treatment for their bunions. This can result in bunion reformation among other complications. Bunion Bootie offers natural, non-surgical bunion treatment options. However, there are things you can also do to prevent bunions from ever forming in the first place. Today, Bunion Bootie is discussing natural bunion prevention options that can help you loved one avoid bunion surgery in the future.
Bunions are uncomfortable and often painful dislocation of the first metatarsal joint, or fifth metatarsal joint. Bunions occur primarily in shoe-wearing populations around the world. Throughout the years, there have been many suggested “causes” of bunion formation, however, the most significant appears to be conventional footwear. Tapering shoes actually places unnecessary stress of the joints and bones of the foot/toes. The big toe is often forced into the space the second toe should be occupying, resulting in chronic deviation of the big toe.
While it’s unusual in America to see people barefoot in public, barefoot living is extremely common in many parts of the world. Members of non-shoe wearing cultures rarely experience the common forefoot deformities and problems prevalent in America, such as bunions.
Preventing The Need For Bunion Treatments
For most Americans, not wearing shoes isn’t an option. Most stores and public spaces actually require shoes. There are however things you can do to help prevent bunion treatment & formation:
- Think of shoes as “health equipment” not a fashion statement.
- Select shoes with a wider toe box.
- Keep track of the big toe over time, look for any deviation from the normal big toe joint.
- Avoid shoes that put any pressure on your toes (especially the big ones) and high heels when you can.
- Range of motion exercises can help to reverse bunion formation in younger children/teens.
In order to make sure your shoe properly fits, we recommend taking out the sock liners that come with the shoes and standing on one of them. If your entire foot (including toes) fit without going over, the shoe should properly fit. If your toes extend past the edges of the sock liner, you should opt for a different shoe.
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Already experiencing bunion formation and the associated symptoms? Bunion Bootie offers a variety of natural, non-surgical bunion treatment options that can help to reduce your uncomfortable symptoms.