Topic Overview

If
bunions are causing pain, don’t give up exercise.
Instead, switch to activities that don’t cause pain.

  • Swimming or bicycling are good choices because
    they put less pressure on the foot.
  • Walking may substitute for
    jogging while you treat a bunion.

Wearing comfortable, roomy athletic shoes that give your toes plenty
of room will help you stay active. For both men and women, men’s shoes are a
good choice because they have wider toe boxes. Consider making a small cut in
an athletic shoe directly over the bunion to relieve pressure.

Apply ice to the bunion and elevate your foot after exercise that
causes pain. This will help reduce the inflammation.

Related Information

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP – Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM – Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

Current as ofMarch 21, 2017