Find out how to stave off bunion pain and swelling.
This fairly common foot deformity can often go unnoticed by many people who have one; however, not everyone is that lucky. Some people deal with bunions that cause a lot of pain and discomfort, especially when walking around or wearing shoes. Our Hackensack and Ridgewood area podiatrist in Paterson and Paramus, NJ, Dr. Henry Slomowitz, is here to tell you some simple solutions for preventing bunion symptoms from kicking in.
The only way to truly fix a bunion is to get surgery; however, surgery is the last resort that patients consider because there are so many easier and less aggressive ways to manage bunion symptoms. Here are some simple solutions to prevent your bunion from getting worse:
Inspect the Shoes You Wear
We know you don’t want to but it’s time that you put your footwear under the microscope. Well, not literally, but it’s important that you look at the shoes you wear and fairly assess whether they are healthy for your feet or if they are making problems worse.
High heels and shoes that bunch up the toes or put too much pressure on your bunion are going to make matters worse. It’s time to ditch those shoes and opt for ones that offer far more stability and support while also giving your toes room to move around.
Walking or running can put a lot of unnecessary pressure on your bunion, which could aggravate it throughout the day. Besides changing the kinds of shoes you wear, it might also be advantageous for you to ask one of our Hackensack and Ridgewood area foot doctor in Paterson and Paramus how to properly tape or splint your foot. By splinting the foot you can realign the foot so that pressure is being distributed more evenly when you walk.
If you are dealing with bunion problems then it’s time you turned to the foot care team that can help get you back on your feet. We have offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ, to serve you in Hackensack and Ridgewood better. Call us today.