I have bunions too! Nothing really major but enough to be a hassle when i want to buy beautiful ballerina flats or high heeled covered shoes which are always so narrow.
Is there any way to get rid of bunions?
Hey, Sy, I understand your dilemma..but bunions are kinda hard to get rid of on our own once they start. They are an outgrowth of bone on your metatarsophalangeal joint , that makes the feet look a little deformed as they force the big toe to grow in direction of the other toes, a bunionette is the outgrowth at the small toe.. sounds so cute but it is not! . There is no real way of getting rid of them except for surgery which doesn’t guaratee it doesn’t return if one persists on wearing the same type of shoes. Another point of consideration would be that bunions are thought to be hereditary , check out your mom or dad’s feet.
The only way is really prevention, as bunions like calluses and corns , which are hardened and thickened skin and corn is the that looks like a corn kernel on surface of toes. Corns can be removed by using over the counter top plasters although it isn’t recommended as they contain salycylic acid and can cause infection. You can also try to have the dead skin cut off but be careful you don’t cut too deep and injure the good skin.
The way is to wear proper shoes with wide fronts to give more room to the feet. And I recently found that the Scholl Party Feet range has a range for sore spots, what a saviour, they are super versatile like translucent spiderman, stick ‘em anywhere and anyhow inside your shoes. You see if you have a bunion , it really hurts when you walk on high heels and pressure is exerted on the bottom of the bunioned foot, so the silicon spot placed directly where pressure is most is really great! Try it , I did, and walking isn’t so painful anymore. Also, I really like the silicone range as they are soft without going jelly on you, retains shape and firmness and doesn’t run around in the shoe, their sticky underside ensures this. But just stick where the most friction occurs, because if you stick them unnecessarily , they cause the shoe space to be reduced inside and tighten the shoe which lands you where you started. They are a tad pricey though at RM18.90 for 6 spots but you can wash and reuse them and transfer them from shoe to shoe. They are available at Vita CAre Pharmacies at Gardens and Bangsar Shopping Centre, where I found mine, did not find any at Guardian Midvalley. But it’s RM18.90 or surgery , well …for now it will do.
All these corns , calluses and bunions are caused by ill fitting shoes which generates constant rubbing and friction between skin and shoes. So wear good fitting shoes so that the arch and toe space is there. Oohh..oohh also toe spacers may be a good idea, will check those out. You can also try and look out for bunion splint to be used at night , apparently bunion may go away over time if you do. The thing about bunions like corns, it hurts and usually will eventually spread to both foot, sounds so ominous but find the best solution for you and for professional advice look up a podiatrist so they can advise you best. And soak in warm water to ease pain and swelling at the end of day.
And you know what, I really want to wear thongs but I have to respect the fact that I have a bunion and though they might look funny exposed , if the thongs are comfortable I’ll go for it. Feet image is like body image , it must come from the inside and it must you make you feel comfortable in more ways than one!! Anyway , just get creative, remember to remember to highlight the positives …
Do read the linked articles cause I find they make good sense for the formation , prevention and treatments….
Hey, anyone know a real good podiatrist or any other remedy , this is a fashionista emergency!!:-)lols