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Many women suffer from bunions — a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and the big toe angles toward the other toes, causing the joint to jut out. The resulting protrusion may rub on the inside of shoes, and the entire joint may become stiff and sore. Eventually, exercise and even walking may become difficult. But you can do a lot to relieve pain and prevent bunions from progressing. Simple measures can relieve pressure on the joint and improve foot mechanics, reports Harvard Women’s Health Watch in its June 2011 issue.
Orthotics, custom orthopedic foot supports, can help with mild hammer toes and bunions. They aren’t a cure, but orthotics can make certain types of shoes more comfortable. Orthotics may slow down or perhaps prevent the progression of bunions and hammer toes. However, once the hammer toes and bunions become too large or severe an orthotic becomes just another thing occupying space in a crowded shoe. How does the nursery rhyme go? There was an old lady living in a shoe with so many hammer toes and bunions she didn’t know what to do.
In case of a very bad bunion, you may have to undergo bunion surgery to correct bunions permanently. But bunion surgery is always the last resort in case of bunion treatment. Podiatrist mostly advise bunion splints as a common bunion treatment. Splints won’t cure bunion completely but help a lot in bunion relief. If the bunion pain is unbearable or posing problems while walking in extreme cases, then the podiatrist may advise bunion surgery. Custom shoe inserts made by your podiatrist may be useful in controlling foot function. An orthotic device may reduce symptoms and prevent the worsening of the hammertoe deformity.
Bunion is another most common foot pain cause that primarily includes enlargement of the toe joint. Individuals who suffer from Bunion formed in their foot experiences massive ache while walking and their daily life routine distracts lot. In some extreme conditions Bunion also causes complete disability to the foot. Swelling, massive pain, corns, irritation and restricted movement are the most common symptoms expressing the issue of forming bunion in the toe joint. Bunion splints or protectors help protect the foot from shock, vibration, and blisters. They reduce friction which helps prevent blisters. Some help to moisturize the bunion as well. This helps to soften the skin and prevent scarring.
An additional recommendation from leading experts is to wear suede or leather shoes that are more comfortable and move due to their flexibility at the toes instead of wearing rigid shoes which always chaff causing a large amount of pain. One must understand that this is different from wearing footwear which have a stiff sole to give support to the arch and the heel of the foot. You need to change Habits Overstretched tendons are prone to degenerative tears as such tendons may become thin. One has to be careful during physical activities like running, mountaineering, cycling, and other sports activities.
Like almost everything, bunion splints can be found designed with various materials and in different sizes. Some people say that wearing a bunion splint at night takes a little getting used to, but that is to be expected. Anything different takes getting used to. However, the great thing would be getting used to walking without intense pain ! You will feel like your “old self’ again, and enjoy the freedom of movement that you always had before. Weak muscles and loose ligaments can cause foot tendonitis. Healthy diet, good eating habits and regular exercise, prompt treatment for diseases and disorders is essential to avoid foot tendonitis.
It is advisable to correct bunion deformities when they are moderate because as they progress they tend to be arthritic and the end result is not as positive and healing is more prolonged. We encourage anyone who has a bunion deformity to speak with a podiatrist, and not listen to a surgeon’s advice. Please do not be dissuaded by one person’s bad experience. As the swelling reduces bunion night splints and toe straighteners can be used for day and night treatment. Both use the same methods for correction, which is to keep the toes in the correct position and allow for the natural healing process to take place.
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In conclusion, the fundamental poses of hatha yoga provide an opportunity for a complete workout for your feet that is highly effective for preventing, slowing, and even halting the progress of bunions. It takes a little extra effort and attention, but your practice as a whole will benefit from it, even if your feet don’t (yet) show any signs of bunions. When you add a little warm-up and workout for your arches and toes, yoga will keep your feet happy and healthy. As you’re stretching see if you can see the “knuckles of the foot” like you would see the knuckles of your hand if you made a fist.