Q How do you prevent bunions?
For most people, genetics play a role in the development of bunions. Inheriting a foot structure with faulty mechanics can make you prone to this very common deformity. It is most often a problem with overpronation, when the foot and ankle rolls inward, that leads to the development of bunions.
Bunions are progressive, meaning they are not simply going to go away on their own. The good news is that you can take measures to prevent them from forming and from getting worse. If your feet are at risk or if bunions have already formed, take these tips into consideration:
- Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and have a lower heel.
- Wear shoes with a wider toe box that does not cramp or squeeze your toes.
- If you are a runner, mix in other lower impact activities to reduce the stress on your feet.
- Wear custom orthotics in your shoes to support and stabilize your feet.
- Use bunion cushions and ice when bunions are painful.
The best way to manage a bunion problem is to see Dr. Danciger on a regular basis. He can monitor your foot health and advise on the treatment methods that will be most effective for you. Call our office today to find out more about keeping bunions at bay (760) 568-0108.