Can barefoot shoes prevent bunions?
When it comes to bunions, you probably know all too well how they can hurt. But have you ever considered that barefoot footwear might help? In this blog we discuss:
What are bunions
What really causes bunions
How to treat and prevent bunions
How to diagnose bunions?
A bunion occurs when your big toe sticks out from its normal position and presses against smaller toes, sometimes overlapping with them to create an uncomfortable situation for both you and those around may notice that something's wrong as well!
There are a number of symptoms that can indicate bunions. You might notice an unusual amount or pressure on your big toe, as well as red skin and swelling near it due to increased circulation from friction against the shoe's fabric lining each time you wear them! If these things happen then be sure check with doctor right away because there is always surgery available if necessary.
What’s the causes of bunions?
An abnormal pressure which forces the big toe joint out of place can lead to painful bunions. This condition is most often caused by an inherited trait, but even ill-fitting shoes or a foot injury could have some contribution in causing symptoms that get worse over time without treatment-- leading eventually for this uncomfortable disorder called "bunion."
How can we treat and prevent bunions?
The first treatment for bunions is usually medication. It can be as simple and pain relieving, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen sodium (An GNU), to reduce the swelling in your feet caused by these annoying toeBONEs! If you have particularly severe cases where even this doesn't work out well then there's surgery available too - but we recommend talking with a podiatrist first.
It's difficult to live with bunions, but there are things you can do that will make the pain lessen:
Make sure your shoes fit right by getting them measured and buying inserts from a professional podiatrist if needed so they don't worsen over time due too pressure on toes or bunion alike which should help reduce what ever form this takes!
Tape splinting (or even wearing) one toe.You also might consider this when it becomes painful because both ways may allow for some relief while still doing other activities such as playing sports.
Use inserts.Toe and bunion pain can be reduced by using inserts. orthotics, also known as shoe inserts or insoles for your shoes that relieve pressure on the toes/bums of people who suffer from these two conditions.
Avoid activities that increase your pain. This might seem like a no-brainer but it is sometimes tempting to soldier through an activity when doing things such as playing sport which only increases the risk of developing further complications with these conditions in some cases!
Use cold ice.The cold ice pack on your bunion and big toe can reduce pain, swelling from a benign tumor that's growing near the joint.
To prevent bunions, you need well-fitting footwear with plenty of toe room. This is where barefoot footwear can help.Barefoot footwear is foot-shaped, not shoe shaped. It's thin and flexible so you can stretch out your feet with ease while walking or running without interference from shoes getting in the way!