There are some health problems that you don't expect to experience until your golden years—or preferably, never—and bunions is one of them. But bunions can actually appear at any age. "Conservative treatment is directed at addressing symptoms," explains Michael Cunha, DPM, founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City. "But once the bone shifts out of alignment, there's nothing you can do to shift it back other than surgery,"
|Dr. Miguel Cunha
Intervening early is key. "Bunions progressively worsen over time," says Dr. Cunha. Treatments depend on your level of pain. He recommends rating yours on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being severe pain. If yours is less than a five or six and you want to know how to get rid of bunions, then trying conservative, non-surgical treatment is a great place to start.
Source: Jessica Migala, Reader's Digest [4/18/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.