- The short-term fix to help alleviate Bunion pain is starting to add more toe and foot-specific exercises into your weekly workout routine.
- The long-term solution is to continue with toe and foot exercises, but also address your posture, core strength, and hip mechanics to keep your whole-body lined up and healthy.
Foot-Care Solutions to Help Alleviate Bunion Pain
Are you searching for non-surgical foot-care solutions to help alleviate Bunion pain? I recently received these great Bunion foot-care questions from Rebecca. Since I know there are others out there asking the same questions, and searching for solutions I thought I’d share her questions and my reply. “I have just begun to have bunion problems and would love to find a non-surgical option to alleviate this problem. Are there specific exercises for bunions? Is there any hope of an upcoming book for specific foot problems such as bunions?” - Rebecca. Hi Rebecca, thanks for contacting Centerworks with your foot-fitness questions! I know Bunions have the potential to create a lifetime of agonizing foot pain. While I don't have a "Bunion" specific book out yet... there are definitely foot fitness exercises that you can do to help keep your Toes in better alignment to help alleviate Bunion pain. A part of bunion issues for people can be genetic, and part of the problem can be muscle imbalance and lack of strength/flexibility in the right parts of your feet. Exercising your ankles, arches, and toes might not make that Big Toe straighten up to where it belongs 100%, but you can IMPROVE alignment, and help keep it from drifting further. It kind of depends on how much you're willing to work on it to make a difference. It’s possible that with exercise you may be able to postpone surgery for years, or avoid it altogether. If your feet are bothering you, because of joint pain at the Bunion, I'm sure that without knowing it, you've changed your posture and gait to avoid pressure under that Big Toe joint. This means when you stand and walk you're probably not working correctly from the ground up. To avoid pain at the Big Toe, may be shifting your weight more to the outsides of your feet, which means you're actually creating more problems for the ankles, knees, and hips.