Bunion On My Right Foot

Hello Doctor. I have a bunion on my right foot which only started to bother me in the last month. I don’t wear heels or narrow shoes so not sure why I got the bunion.

I am a runner and starting to feel pain in my big toe when running. I don’t want to have surgery so hoping there are things I can do to reverse the bunion so I can keep running.

Thank you

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    So even though bunions are often associated with heels and narrow shoes they are actually more associated with foot biomechanics. Improper biomechanics such as flat feet can lead to instability in the foot and formation of a bunion. The best way to keep feet strong and avoid progression of the bunion is with proper footwear, orthotics, calf stretching, hip strengthening and stretching the big toe joint with a bunion bootie http://www.bunionbootie.com.

    All of the above are helpful in reducing pain associated with bunions but cannot guarantee that the bunion can be reversed. Bunions are progressive structural conditions which often require surgery to full correct the deformity. If you have not had x-rays of your feet I would suggest seeing a Podiatrist and having a full evaluation and x-rays.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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