Bunions are a deformity where a bony bump forms at the base of the big toe. Often the big toe starts deviating toward the other toes. Unfortunately, bunions are usually inherited – however they can worsen by wearing tight fitting/narrow shoes or heels.
Here are 4 things that may help:
1. Ice the area if is sore
2. Using your hands, gently move the big toe in different directions: pulling, and applying side pressure opposing the deviation
3. Choose shoes that have a wide/deep toe box and are not high-heeled
4. Use custom orthotics for proper weight distribution and cushioning. Contact us for more info!