Doctor shares advice for non-invasive bunion treatment
Doctor recommends non-invasive bunion treatments
Bunion surgery has been known to cause pain, scars and prolonged periods of immobility due to healing time. Additionally, the bony protrusion can sometimes recur even after receiving the costly operation, according to the Mayo Clinic.
So, Daniel Monti, director of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, recently told Be Well Philly that several treatments can be effective at preventing or correcting bunions and relieving pain associated with the conditions.
"Once bunions have developed, there are surgical treatment options, but I generally recommend trying the non-surgical options first," Monti said.
The doctor said that insoles and orthotics are most commonly used for bunion treatment. They provide cushion and support for the feet, helping to relieve bunion pain. Additionally, well-fitted insoles or orthotics can help to redistribute pressure and strengthen the foot, promoting proper positioning of the toes.Monti said it's important to choose shoes with wide and deep toe boxes in order to avoid crowding the appendages, which can worsen bunions or hammer toe. Additionally, stretching, gait therapy and anti-inflammatory medication can help to alleviate pain and increase flexibility.