The truth about bunions

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Many think that only seniors have bunions. If you believe that, you may well be surprised to find out that although bunions are commonly linked to the elderly, they actually start much sooner. Common sources of bunions are abnormalities of the feet and flat feet, but they are most generally caused by wearing the wrong footwear.

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The truth about bunions

  1. 1. Many think that only senior citizens have bunions. If youare one of them, you may well be surprised to find outthat although bunions are commonly linked to theelderly, they can actually start much sooner. Commonsources of bunions are abnormalities of the feet and flatfeet, but they are most generally caused by wearing thewrong footwear.Women have a higher chance of developing bunions thanmen. This is as a result of wearing high heels withpointing toes. You may think the shoes look pretty butthey may be creating a problem which may only beremedied by a surgical procedure.What are bunions?While wearing tight footwear, your large toe has no otheroption but to bend and point toward the adjoining toe,pushing the joint out of socket. To make up for thisrepositioning, the outer joint grows. Tendons begin toforce that toe into an unnatural position. As time passes,the change in the position of the joints becomespermanent and very painful.This change of placement impacts the toe mechanics. Thebig toess tendons bear more weight when you walk. Thistends to produce a broad support foundation in normalfeet, but the toe tends to roll forward if the big toes isforced to bend continuously. Shoes which make the toesbend make the bunions worse. The fit of a shoe is far
  2. 2. more important than how it looks as far as preventingbunions goes.If the physiology of you foot is prone to bunions, shoesthat are too restricted will speed up the growth ofbunions. Wearing shoes of an appropriate shoe size willat least postpone the growing of bunions.Symptoms of Bunions  The big toe overlaps the adjacent toe creating redness and slight inflammation.  An extreme discomfort in the toe joint  A protruding bump which runs along the borders at the big toes foundation  A dull pain in the toe joint when walking or after walking  Inflammation or redness near the toe jointCan you treat bunions and is it possible to curethem?It is impossible to eradicate bunions without surgery. Youmight have some luck with exercise designed for the footand toe joints. A foam pad can help to relieve the forceon the tendon. An ice pack and anti-inflammatorymedication may assist in reducing swelling.
  3. 3. The development of bunions may be slowed a great dealor maybe even stopped altogether by wearing the correctshoes. The best cure is not wear shoes that do not fitproperly and avoid high heel shoes with pointed toes.If you have worn inappropriate footwear and now wish tohalt the progress of Bunions, Happy Feet Plus will help.Supportive footwear with an adequate toe box, like thosefrom Birkenstock, FinnComfort, Birki’s, ALPRO,Footprints, Tatami, and Papillio tend not to squeeze yourtoes together.Instead they provide an adequate amount of room for thetoes to find their natural position. The footwear alsoprovides excellent metatarsal and medial arch supportthat helps keep the musculoskeletal structure of your footin the proper supportive position.See the footwear at HappyFeet.com for style, comfortand to prevent the development of bunions.

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