Some people may not withstand the anesthetic due to their internal body conditions. In such conditions, there are some treatments that can be used to lessen the pain So if you cannot afford surgery, this is not the case that you have to go with the pain all along. In the following lines some of these procedures will be discussed. The method in which bunions are treated depend on the severity of the condition, and how early it is diagnosed. Therefore, as soon as you see signs or symptoms, visit your doctor so you can be treated and cut your risk of developing joint deformities. Regimens that include weekly high impact aerobics classes, which include weights, can definitely be altered. You may love the high heart rate and sweat, but the pain in your feet may not be worth it. If you can't give up your aerobics class, ask your instructor to show you the low impact, modified moves. In the beginning of a class, an instructor will usually asks if there are new members. This is a good time to ask about low impact, modified moves. Upper body exercises are different. There are many, many exercises that use seats, benches and Swiss balls for exercises to develop your shoulders, arms, back and chest. Often, bunions can cause the first and second toes to overlap. This results in the formation of calluses or corns formation where these toes overlap. The formation of calluses or corns is another sign that a bunion is progressively worsening and may require medical treatment. Furthermore, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons states that the extra skin can also become painful as it thickens. Thus, a patient should seek medical attention for proper bunion treatment. It can also be very painful. Women tend to complain more about bunions than men because of the shoe types they wear. Bunions are quite common, it is medically known as Hallux Valgus. Bunions can be one of the causes of foot pain. When you suffer from a bunion, the big toe points toward the neighboring toe and a bump appears on the outside of the foot. The pain from the bunion is typically aggravated when wearing shoes. Exercising the joints in the toes may reduce this pain. Although exercise can help with pain symptoms, bunion surgery may be required to correct the deformity. Toe Flexes I have a bunion on my foot, and sometimes the pain is almost unbearable. Especially after a long day wearing high heels, the pain can be so bad that it is almost hard to walk. Dr. Roger Mann has published the largest experience in the world on his results using the crescentic osteotomy. 95% of his patients were satisfied with the results of the procedure. Both Roger and Jeffrey Mann have lectured extensively on this topic, and have written textbook chapters on the technique. The Manns have performed thousands of bunion procedures, and have over 50 years combined experience with this surgery, undoubtedly one of the most extensive experiences in the United States. If you have a bunion , your best option is to talk to your doctor about effective treatments, and avoid further aggravating your bunion by giving your toes the freedom to move. It may seem surprising that less than 2% of all people develop bunions when one considers all the pointy shoes that are on the market these days. Doctors report that tight-fitting shoes and pointy shoes contribute to the list of the main causes of bunions. Wearing stilettos are a top reason for developing bunions. But you don't have to be female to develop bunions; the condition can appear in males as well, especially if pointy cowboy boots are worn most of the time, crowding the toes together, and putting the feet into the proper position to form bunions. How many times will a patient come into my office almost paralyzed with fear when talking about their bunion pain? Many patients are very apprehensive about bunion surgery. They have heard horror stories of severe pain and bad outcomes. These are usually not true. Bunion surgery is actually quite successful, in the right patient, done by the right doctor. Most patients have a lot of questions about whether they should have surgery and what to expect during and after surgery. This is an attempt to dispel old wive's tales and help you to make a more informed decision about bunion surgery. Bunion exercises help keep the joint flexible and mobile. One simple exercise is grabbing the big toe and foot and pull on the big toe. Another bunion pain relief exercise is stretching the big toe by grasping it and stretching the joint in various locations. Do this for several number of times. The exercises sound simple, however, before trying out any of these exercises make sure you consult your health care provider first. Heel pain sometimes results from excessive pronation. Pronation is the normal flexible motion and flattening of the arch of the foot that allows it to adapt to ground surfaces and absorb shock in the normal walking pattern. The foot disorder of bunion arthritis typically develops when bunions are not treated early and lead to a complication in foot deformity. When the foot becomes misshapen, the bones are misaligned and the resulting arthritic development occurs. Even with proper medications for arthritis pain, the bunion arthritis will not resolve until the bunions are removed and, when necessary, foot surgery is done to correct permanent malformations. Get a handicap parking space – trust us, your feet will thank you! Walking on your foot is a major “don’t” when recovering from surgery. Disobeying doctor’s orders and bearing weight on your healing bunion before it is fully healed can cause many complications.