Bunions are painful bony bumps that can be found on your feet, right next to the big toe. It’s pretty visible, and you would know if you had one. It’s a very visible deformity on your foot, it will look red and swollen, and it’s going to hurt a lot. Fortunately for you, there are very simple things you can do to prevent developing bunions. Here are some of them.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Heels put a lot of pressure on the feet, and especially a lot of pressure on toes. All that added strain on the feet puts you at an increased amount of risk to develop bunions. And even if you don’t wear heels, you still have to make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes that you can. Avoid narrow-toed shoes that squeeze in your feet, and avoid shoes that fit too tightly and don’t leave room for your feet to swell a little bit (which it always does at the end of the day). Wearing the proper footwear is the first thing you can do to avoid getting bunions.
Rest Your Feet
At the end of the day, once you get home, be sure to rest your feet. Take off your shoes, and feel free to walk around the house barefoot. This makes sure that there is no increased amount of pressure on your feet. This will not only relieve your feet of any pressure but it will also help you prevent bunions in the long run. It’s going to strengthen the muscles you have in your feet, and it will even improve your balance.
Maintain Good Body Health
The most important factor to getting bunions may be something that doesn’t have to do with the feet at all: maintaining good health. If you don’t want to add any unnecessary strain on your legs and feet, then you need to make sure that you exercise properly, have a good diet, and are not overweight. The feet and legs hold up our body’s weight, and if our body is too heavy or if our legs are too weak, then too much pressure is going to be placed on our feet, which will translate into the development of bunions.
If you eat your leafy greens, put in that extra hour into an evening jog, and wear the proper footwear, then you can say goodbye to bunions forever!