We often don’t pay enough attention to the first signs of a bunion, although we really should: only in the early stages of this condition can we still prevent bursitis, an inflammatory process associated with acute pain.
In this text, we explains how to prevent bunions on the feet and avoid possible surgery.
Correct Footwear And Diet
The risk of a hallux valgus deformity is greater in those who have a genetic predisposition, and even more so if they wear inappropriate footwear and are overweight.
So first of all, you need to stop wearing high heels and narrow toes. Then stop eating foods that increase the risk of joint inflammation, such as fatty and spicy foods, sweets, cakes, and vegetables.
The massage will help to relax and strengthen the muscles of the feet, in addition to helping them maintain the correct form. You can even do this at home.
- Roll a special massage ball or a regular tennis ball with your feet.
- Massage your feet with your thumbs up and back, pressing gently.
- Spread your toes, place your fingers between them, and pull your hand up and down.
- Take one toe in your hand and pull it slightly upward. Repeat for each toe.
If you go to the beach, be sure to walk barefoot on the sand or pebble – it’s a great massage.
There is a set of simple but effective exercises that you can easily do at home, dedicating a maximum of 10 minutes a day.
- Place your foot firmly on the floor and try to lift each toe, one at a time.
- Put a strong rubber band (a hairband, for example) on the toes and force them to separate.
- Just turn your feet in both directions.
Put some small objects, like pencils or pebbles, and a towel or a piece of cloth on the floor. Try to catch them with your toes.
Regular foot soaking helps relieve tiredness, reduce sweating, and eradicate harmful bacteria.
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