Prevent Bunions with These 5 Tips

Bunions are a very painful problem, which can be prevented in some cases with these simple tips.
Prevent Bunions with These 5 Tips

Last update: 05 October, 2018

Bunions are a real problem that can affect both men and women alike. They are defined as a protrusion from the foot that causes a lot of pain. This is due to the lateral displacement of the bone of the big toe at its base. Because of this, preventing this problem is essential if we want to easily move about.

In the following article, we give you some advice on how to prevent them. We should remember that our lifestyle has an effect on this problem.

Tips to Prevent Bunions

1. Don’t wear shoes that are too tight

Have you ever used shoes that squeeze your feet or were too tight at the toes? Be careful with this since you are creating the perfect scenario to form bunions.

When our shoes are too tight, feet have to adapt to the shape of the shoes that they are wearing. Toes can end up in very uncomfortable positions; twisted, which create a bunion when we least expect it.  Also, the pain and discomfort of our feet can tell us that something isn’t right.

Shoes should be the appropriate size. They should not be too big nor too small for us. When shoes are small and make our feet feel crushed, it makes the problem that much worse.

2. Be careful with high heels

What happens when we wear high heels?

All of the weight of the foot falls where the toes are, causing the toes to push against each other. In addition, many high heels have a very narrow tip, even though the shoes may be the size that we wear. This is going to cause our foot to feel squeezed, at least in that area.

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If you frequently wear high heels, you’ll be more likely to end up with bunions. However, if you must wear them, we recommend that you try to choose styles that don’t have very high heels. Also, if they are a little wide, it’s much better.

3. Use inserts if you have flat feet

The third tip for preventing bunions is for those with flat feet. When you have these types of feet and you walk, it produces an overload in the area where bunions form. However, there are insoles that prevent this.

It’s true that insoles can be something very cumbersome and uncomfortable. Not withstanding, they will help your feet if you suffer from this condition and they will help you to avoid bunions. They are painful, so its best to avoid having them.

4. Walk barefoot

To avoid having bunions, it’s a good idea not to always have your feet trapped in sneakers or  high heels. Feet need to break and feel free from any pressure or discomfort caused by feet. This also includes socks that rub.

Because of this, it’s very beneficial to walk barefoot on the beach. Even more important, is to remove your street shoes at home. We can walk barefoot with socks or put on comfortable slippers.

5. Choose the right shoes

If we want to prevent bunions successfully, it’s important to buy quality shoes. They should be flexible, breathable, and not tight. Natural materials are also much better.

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If we take this into account, in addition to the above tips, the percentage of people having bunions will be very low.  Or course, if we have someone in the family who suffers from this, our level of prevention has to be higher. On some occasions prevention isn’t effective.

All of these tips to prevent bunions also help those who already have them. We have to continue to wear shoes, so it’s best to choose those that don’t hurt us and that don’t put pressure on bunions so that the pain doesn’t worsen.

Is there someone in your family who suffers from bunions? How about you? If this isn’t the case, start checking to see if you are doing something wrong when it comes to shoes so that you can correct it as soon as possible. The health of your feet is at risk.

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