Find out how to get your bunion symptoms under control.
Do you have bunions? Are you trying to figure out the best way to ward away pain and other issues so that you don’t need bunion surgery down the road? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Olney, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Clinton, MD, podiatrists are here to provide you with simple and conservative measures you can take to keep bunion pain at bay.
Exercise Those Feet
Exercising your feet is actually simple and easy, and you can do it at any time from the comfort and convenience of your own home. You don’t even need equipment! Maintaining flexibility in the joints, muscles, tendons, and soft tissues of your feet is important to reduce and even prevent bunion pain and swelling. Ask your Olney, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Clinton foot doctor for specific exercises that can help alleviate symptoms and improve the function of your feet. In the meantime, here are just some exercises to try out!
Sport the Right Shoes
The shoes you wear every day can either give your bunion and the rest of your foot the support and comfort it needs or it could cause serious issues and cause this joint deformity to get worse. Opt for shoes that don’t bunch up your toes or put pressure on your foot. Also, avoid high heels or shoes with pointy toes. If shoes are providing enough shock absorption and protection, but they fit properly, then talk to us about whether custom orthotics (shoe inserts) could enhance and improve how your shoes support your feet.
Consider a Toe Stretcher/Separator
When you think of a toe separator you may think about those silly things they put between your toes after a pedicure, but there is actually a toe separator that is designed to help stretch your toes and provide therapeutic relief. These little gems can be a great way to reduce the amount of strain on the joints of your toes and they could even help realign them.
Don’t let bunion pain become your norm. The foot care experts at Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland are ready to help you live a pain-free life. We provide comprehensive foot care in Olney, Clinton, Kensington and Silver Spring, MD.