Tips for dealing with those painful foot Bumps (Bunions)
- Step One: Shoe Lacing - For lace up shoes like;running shoes, follow the lacing guide to relieve the pressure at the bump. There are no lacing rules, so some creativity here can make for a much better day on your feet.
- Step Two: Always look for shoes with no stitching on the bunion area. A stitch line, tough piece of cloth, or shoe lace eye can rub the area and turn into a real pain in the bunion
- Step Three: If necessary, take your shoes to cobbler and have them stretch the shoe where you have a bump. A good boot fitter can also do this. Making a small home for the bump relieves the pressure on it. This tip even works with high heels, ladies! Keep in mind we are trying to help you here
- Step Four: Wear your ALINE’s, of course! ALINE’s design structure reduces the stresses placed on the bump and the biomechanical reasons the bump may have formed. In the case of a big toe bump, the joint becomes weaker. That requires more support in the surrounding foot structures to relieve the pressures on the bump. Poor alignment also creates painful foot shearing forces on the bump during your normal gait.
- Step Five: Stretch your calf region! I know you wanted answers, not work, but if your calves are tight you’re going to need to stretch. Tightness comes when the heel prematurely lifts during your gait. This heel lift moves the pressure forward towards your bump, creating an aggravated and aggravating, situation.