Managing Bunion Pain
There is never a shortage of events to take in around Palm Desert, CA. In fact, the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells will be going on from March 3-16, 2014. This is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, and it will bring in all the top players. Do you love to play tennis or another sport, but are really hindered by pain from a bunion? We’ve got some solutions to help you manage your bunion pain.
Bunions are often more than just a cosmetic, unsightly problem – they can be downright painful. This can be particularly true if you are regularly active or even have a job that has you standing on your feet all day. If you are experiencing a good deal of discomfort, it may be necessary to find alternate activities that don’t put as much pressure on your feet. Swimming and cycling may be good options to try.
The shoes you wear will also play a large role in managing your symptoms. Look for athletic and/or casual shoes with a wide toe box, low or flat heels, and good arch support. Bunions compromise the structure of your feet, and the right pair of shoes will provide the stability and support that your feet need to stay free of pain. Icing the affected joint for twenty minutes can help reduce pain and swelling, and bunion pads or a piece of moleskin can protect the bunion from rubbing against the inside of your shoes.
Try some of these methods, but if your pain does not improve, please contact Dr. Harvey Danciger for further treatment options. We have found that our patients often benefit greatly by wearing custom orthotic inserts that help take the pressure off the big toe joint. Call our office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108 and start curbing your bunion pain today.
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