eskimo2013 

Review for Bunion

  • Age n/a
  • Female
05
Jun2013
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Massage, Taping, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Other

Tips:

  • tape the underneath part of the bunion (the bit where the sole of the foot meets it) - not to change mechanics but to add a second skin. I even used duck tape once when I couldn't get hold of anything else and it got me through a half marathon in good time!
  • walk around barefoot whenever possible
  • practice squats etc - make sure you're flexible, do whatever you can to ensure correct alignment in all other parts of the body - glute strength etc
  • I saw a barefoot running coach and ended up in minimalist shoes after he completely changed my technique. This has helped my running generally, but I am with the people who say that the shoe is only as good as the technique.
  • soak feet in white spirit to harden skin (it honestly works but only if you do it regularly - and it really hurts when you have blisters so have a glass of whiskey to hand!)
  • stretch your feet
  • roll a golf ball around the sole of your foot
  • practice picking up marbles with your toes
  • always paint your toenails if you're a woman - it makes them look a little bit nicer at least - cheers me up anyway
  • keep your ankles as strong as possible
    By the way, I've had this problem since I was about 9. Got teased about it in the school changing rooms, was very upsetting at the time. Definitely a hereditary condition as I was never allowed "bad" footwear as a child.

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