How do I slow my bunion down?
June 4, 2009 12:11 PM Subscribe
Bunion filter: What can I do now to prevent my developing bunion from getting worse later?
posted by ohio to health & fitness (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am developing a bunion on my right foot (bony protrusion + big toe starting to slant toward the other toes). It hurts only occasionally and mostly mildly, so it isn't a huge concern yet. But I know that it can get much worse and much more painful, so I'd like to take whatever steps I can now to limit its progression. There is way too much out there on the internet for me to intelligently sort through, so:
What have you done/wished you'd done to make your bunions better or prevent them to begin with?
Things I'm already doing:
Wearing the proper size shoes (difficult since my feet are freakishly wide to begin with- I wear a size 7.5 EW (American)).
No high heels except at work, where I mostly sit, and then only 2 inch heels or less.
Stopping walking on it if it hurts a lot.
I go barefoot whenever I can get away with it.