Bunions are a common problem for many people. Often we only think of women getting them, but they can affect men as well. Bunions can be small and not bothersome at all, or can be large and quite painful. They are found on your big toe joint, and also your little toe joint (known as a bunionette). Sometimes the only option to relieve the pain is surgery but before you have to go that route, try out some of these tips for helping with your bunion pain.
- Wear shoes that are comfortable, and have enough room for your foot to move around.
- Make sure your shoes have a wide toe box and wear flat, supportive shoes.
- Don’t wear heals that are higher than 2 inches, and if possible, don’t wear heels at all.
- Wear a protective pad over your bunion.
- If you stand all day at work, take breaks often to sit down and rest your feet.
- If your bunion is inflamed and bothersome, ice for 20 minutes to help reduce the inflammation.
If you are suffering from bunion pain, or any other foot pain Dr. Evan Merrill is here to help. At Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle LLC we want to help you with all your foot care needs. Call us today at 541-776-3338 or make an appointment online.