Non-Surgical Treatments for Bunions

If you are experiencing difficulty with bunions, it is common for your doctor to suggest non-surgical remedies first. Typically people are encouraged to add padding to their shoes, try orthotic insoles or a wider flat shoe. While these approaches may reduce discomfort, bunions can only be completely corrected through surgery. When bumps get larger or more painful, it’s time to discuss with your podiatrist the surgical options.[1]

Seek comfort and purchase bunion pads or arch supports from your podiatrist. Also, try swimming for exercise which will keep you fit but won’t add to the discomfort by putting pressure on your toes and feet.

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[1] http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bunions/DS00309
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