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Bunions Don’t Need to Slow You Down

bunion-pain-running-tipsThe Richardson, TX store RunOn! graciously hosted us for an “Ask the Expert” event on April 10. With the spring running season upon us, they know that now is the time to have your questions answered about how running and your feet affect each other. We had a great time offering complimentary gait analyses and holding the drawing for a free pair of custom orthotics. Many people are curious about being able to run when they experience bunion pain, so today we are going to tackle this issue for you.

Bunions are toe deformities that occur when then the big toe becomes out of alignment and a bump develops on the outside edge of the foot as the toe turns inward. The resulting protrusion can become easily irritated, especially with pressure and friction. Repetitive pressure from running leads to additional bunion pain, but we have some running tips that can help:

  • Start your search for relief with footwear. If your running shoes do not have a wide toe box, try switching to a pair that does. This will keep pressure off of the protrusion.
  • If your bunion is not particularly prominent, padding can prevent a painful situation. Need help with this? Just contact our office and we will be happy to assist.
  • You may stand to benefit from custom-made orthotics. Our office can measure your feet, analyze your gait, and create ones that work for you.
  • Proper taping of your foot might help the condition and we can provide instructions on how to do so.
  • Incorporate low-impact exercises into your training by replacing some of your running with swimming, yoga, or bicycling. Yoga, in particular, can help if you have been altering your gait to accommodate the painful condition.

Whether you need treatment for a painful bunion or simply have questions about how it affects your ability to perform physical activity, Dallas Podiatry Works is here for you! We have the skilled, expert staff to handle any foot or ankle condition that causes you pain or impairs your ability to do the things you love. Simply call us toll free at 972.566.7474 or use our online request form to schedule an appointment today at either our Dallas or Plano, TX locations.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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