Are you having walking difficulties because you have bunion in your toe? Well, today is just your lucky day! Here is a guide that will help you cure your bunion and prevent further complications…
Bunions are overgrowth of tissue at the base of the big (great) toe. Bunions may be congenital or hereditary. They often impair athletic performance until it is corrected with medical treatment or surgery.
A bunion may be starting to develop if: an inward-turned great toe overlaps the second-and sometimes the third-toe; thickened skin over the bony protrudes at the base of the great toe; fluid accumulates under the thickened skin; your foot aches and stiffens; and an inflammation and swelling around your bunion takes place.
The primary cause of bunion is an irritation on the bony bump when the big toe is directed toward the little toe. Other risk factors that may help develop the disease include wearing shoes with high heels and narrow toes, compressing the toes together; arthritis; and family history of foot disorders.
To help cure the bunion in your toe and prevent further complications or recurrence, consider the following steps:
- Before bedtime, separate the great toe from the others with a foam-rubber pad.
- When wearing shoes, put a thick adhesive pad to cover the bunion. Also, you may use arch supports in order to ease the pressure and relieve pain on the bunion. These are available in shoe-repair shops.
- For severe cases, have your bunion examined by a doctor. A surgery might be necessary to get rid of the bunion.
- If surgery is necessary, you can resume normal activities gradually afterward. However, avoid vigorous exercise for six weeks following surgery. Walk on your heels until the surgical stitch heals. Moreover, elevate your foot bed to reduce swelling over the incision.
- During recovery from surgery, make sure that you consume a well-balanced diet that contains equal portions of protein and fiber. Include meat, fish, cheese, milk poultry, and eggs in your meals. Moreover, increase your fluid intake to prevent constipation that normally happens when there is decreased activity.
While bunion may interfere with a lot of activities, it usually improves with treatment and preventive measures to guard against recurrence. See your doctor right away and practice curative measures. In no time, you will be bidding farewell to your bunion.