A bunion is a bony protrusion on the outside of your big toe. It can cause discomfort, especially when trying to fit into a shoe. Luckily, there are many nonsurgical treatment options that can be done for bunion pain relief. Some of the best things you can do are stretches for bunions. They can not only strengthen the muscles in your feet, but also ease some of your pain. Some good toe stretches may include flexing and contracting your toes, curling them under and then pointing them straight ahead, and using your hands to gently pull on your big toe. You can also build strength by using your feet to pick up marbles or pull a towel towards and away from your body. Another great way to exercise your feet, while also having fun, is by taking a much-deserved walk on the beach.
For more information on treating bunion pain, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel at (978) 794-8406 to schedule an appointment in our Lowell, MA office today.