Sometimes we don’t pay attention to the first sign of bunion, but we actually should, it’s only at the initial stage of this condition that we can still prevent bursitis, an inflammatory process associated with sharp pain. Check the information below, it will guide you how to prevent bunions on your feet and avoid potential surgery.
The risk of a hallux valgus deformity is higher in those who genetically predisposed to it and even more so if you wear shoes and have excess weight. Therefore you should quit wearing high-heeled and narrow-toed shoes. Also stop eating food that increase the risk of joint inflammation like fatty and spicy foods, sweets, pastries and legumes.
Massaging your legs will help relax and strengthen the free muscles as well as help them keep the right shape. This can be done at home by rolling a special massage ball or a regular tennis ball with your feet. Massage your feet with your thumbs upward and back pressing it gently. Spread your toes, put your fingers in between them and pull your hand up and down. Take a toe in your hand and pull it slightly upwards, repeating all the toes. Consider walking on the sand or pebbles barefoot if you are going to the beach, it is a great massage.
This is another simple but effective exercise that you can easily do at home, spending more than 10 minutes a day. First, you have to place your foot on the floor and try to raise each toe one at a time. Put a tough rubber band or a hair band on your toes, and force them apart then simply rotate your feet in both directions.
You can also put some small objects like pencils or pebbles and a towel or a piece of cloth on the floor, and then try picking them with your toes.
Regular foot soaks will actually help lift tiredness, reduce sweatiness and eradicate harmful bacteria.
You can also use herbs known for their anti-inflammatory properties such as chamomile, calendula or lavender.
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