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IN Health & Fitness ON 18 Aug, 2016
Happy feet make a happy person, apart from many other things of course. Who doesn't want the feeling of relief and relaxation after a long day of footwork, right? So it isn't so hard to imagine the kind of discomfort those with foot deformities might have to endure on a daily basis. And quite contrary to what one might guess, foot deformities are quite common. And one of them is the bunion, which is a protruding bump just under the big toe on the inner end of the feet. And as discomforting and painful as they might be, there's a very simple solution to it.
And we have it here. Just read more!
A bunion is a bump in the foot, just beside the big toe. It is a form of foot deformity, and is a joint sticking too far - not a tissue or bone outgrowth, as many seem to believe.
Bunions can be caused due to genetic reasons. But other than that, the only thing that can lead to a bunion is ill-fitting footwear. Shoes that are too tight or those that cause strain in the joints (such as high heels) are the main culprits.
Exercising your feet is a great way to keep your feet flexible and healthy, and thus a great way to prevent bunions. All it takes is to keep those joints spinning.
A hair band can be a great solution to your problem. All you have to do is to trap your toes in them as shown in the picture and pull your feet apart. This will cause your toes to be straightened, and the compression will help your toes relax.
Please do wear the right shoes. It is important to put comfort before looks when it comes to your feet because they are the ones that we depend on to take us to our worlds!
It is important to protect your skin. It's worth considering buying yourself a bunion guard if you find your feet rubbing constantly against the inside of your shoes.
After a long day of footwork, especially if you've had your feet imprisoned within a shoe, it's a good idea to give your toes some relaxation time with a toe stretcher like the one shown in the figure.
Toe massages can be relaxing and also helpful, even to bunions.
Ice 'em! The stress caused by bunions can cause swelling, which can be fought by putting your foot into ice water. It'll help relax and release the stress.
And this one is probbaly the most important one: talk to your doctor! Because at the end of the day, you would always want to be at the safe hands of a professional.