Painful bunions can affect your quality of life and can be unsightly. Many women and some men deal with them nearly everyday. In every foot there are muscle to keep you balance as you go about your daily activities. Sometimes if there is a muscular imbalance, such as in flat feet, it can lead to bunions and hammertoes.
Although the best way to get rid of them is surgery. There are certain conservative exercises that can alleviate the pain slightly. (source: prevention.com)
- Toe Raise, Point, Curl While seated, first rise onto the balls of your feet, then your tiptoes, then curl your toes under. Good for people with hammertoes, toe cramps, and arch pain. Toe squeeze. Place pens, pencils, or small corks between your toes, and squeeze. Helps relieve hammertoes and toe cramps.
- Big Toe Pulls Place one thick rubber band around both big toes. Without moving your feet, stretch the rubber band by pulling your big toes away from each other. Recommended for people with bunions and toe cramps.
- Toe Spreads Put a thick rubber band around all of the toes of one foot, and spread them. (Make sure the band is tight enough to provide resistance; if not, double it.) Helps relieve the foot pain from bunions, hammertoes, and toe cramps.
A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of plnatar fibromas it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it gets out of hand. Sometimes a permanent solution may be necessary. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.