5 things to do to reduce or get rid of bunions
Updated: Dec 12, 2022
When people suffering from bunions visit a podiatrist, the most common solution offered by the professional is surgery.
According to podiatrist Ray McClanahan, DPM, “In podiatry school you learn how to treat people's feet, but you don't necessarily learn how to identify the causes of the problems”. For that reason, he now works at changing the curriculum to include foot health basics.
In his private practice, McClanahan teaches patients natural foot health principles. In a recent podcast, he mentioned that only 3% to 5% of the patients who come to see him actually need surgery or orthotics. He even cured his own bunions and hammertoes with exercise. Dr. McClanahan created a silicone device that corrects bunions, among other things. It's called Correct Toes.
Today, I want to share with you the 5 things you can do to reduce or get rid of bunions.
1 - Get shoes that have a wide toe box, no heel or toe spring, and no rigidity.
2 - Use correct toes
3 - Massage and move your feet. Click here for samples
4 – Do foot-strengthening exercises. Click here for samples
5 - Go barefoot more often.
Since our feet have been encased in shoes most of their waking time, they are considered sedentary, even if you are an athlete. The good news is that when you start doing these exercises, you might notice the changes right away: an increased space between the toes, more mobility, stability, and ease on your walk.
If you are motivated to heal your feet, check the "Healthy Feet" course, which is packed with information and short and effective exercises to do daily for bunions and other feet issues.
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