Don’t Let Bunion Pain Turn You Into a Grinch This Holiday Season

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Nov 8, 2015 5:16:54 PM

grumpy_man_sitting_on_couch_wearing_santa_hatBunion pain can make you a real Grinch during the holiday season. It’s understandable – the friction of your footwear rubbing against the bump on your big toe is extremely unpleasant – but it’s not an excuse to get yourself on the naughty list. Not only will you not be able to enjoy the spirit of the season, you’ll also make it miserable for others if you’re complaining about your bunion.

Posted by: Foot and Ankle Associates

Take Care of Bunions at Home This Holiday Season

The good news is that there’s a variety of ways to get relief of bunion pain at home. You can start by simply switching your shoes. For you ladies out there, try to avoid the narrow, tight, high-heeled pumps as much as you can. They may look great, but those shoes put a lot of pressure on your big toe joint, right where bunions are found. (Guys, you should also avoid narrow and pointy shoes if you are concerned about bunions.)

Instead, find a sensible pair that offer plenty of room in the toe box area —don’t worry, there are stylish ones out there if you look hard enough! Besides, if you wear these roomy ones frequently, then you can bring out the fashionable pair for special occasions.

If after one of those special nights, however, you have soreness from your bunion, apply ice for 10 to 20 minutes at a time by using a thin cloth between your skin and the ice. Anti-inflammatory medication can also help to ease pain and swelling. Bunion pads and moleskin patches can protect your feet inside your shoes too. In addition, there are stretches that can reduce discomfort as well.

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These are all conservative measures you can take to manage your bunion pain, but none of the methods get rid of the pain completely because they aren’t correcting the root problem.

The real cause of your bunion pain is misaligned feet. When your ankle bone slips off the heel bone it causes an excessive inward rotation of your foot known as over-pronation. This causes increased pressure to be put onto your bunion.

A minimally invasive procedure called HyProCure® can correct this excessive inward rotation by placing a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle bone and heel bone, stabilizing the ankle and taking the pressure off of the bunion.

A study indicated that many bunion symptoms improved following the HyProCure® procedure. Patients experienced a 40-50% reduction in both the size and pain level of bunions after receiving the procedure.

Give yourself an early present and find out if you’re a candidate for HyProCure® by contacting a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare.

Adler Footcare is classified as a Center of Excellence for HyProCure® implantation, by the Graham International Implant Institute, because of the safety, expertise and experience offered to patients. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

Learn more about HyProCure® in the free download available below.

Treatment for Foot Pain


Topics: Bunion, foot pain, HyProCure