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What is the best alternate correction for severe bunions?

By July 9, 2014 - 4:48pm
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I am in pain every day and have changed my shoes and habits but I want to avoid bunion surgery

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Hello saradietz,

A bunion is a bony bump that develops on the joint located at the base of your big toe. As your big toe pushes against your next toe, the joint of your big toe increases in size and protrudes.

Ask your doctor to help you tape and pad your foot in a normal position. This can reduce stress on the bunion and alleviate your pain.

Consider trying padded shoe inserts. They can help distribute pressure evenly when you move your feet, reducing your symptoms and preventing your bunion from getting worse.

You might get some relief by:

Apply a nonmedicated bunion pad to the bony bump.
Apply an ice pack two to three times daily to help reduce swelling if a bunion becomes inflamed or painful.
Wear shoes with a wide, deep toe box.
Avoid shoes with heels higher than 2 1/4 inches (5.7 centimeters).


July 10, 2014 - 4:26pm
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