For most bunion sufferers, bunions exist in a state of constant inflammation, either jammed into fitted shoes with pointed toes and an ill fit. If the degree of the bunion deformity is extreme, almost any shoe will rub the bony nubs into a red and raw fit. For some people, inflammatory arthritis is the direct cause.
Dietary Approach to The Formation of Bunions
Everything is good in moderation therefore by eliminating food that encourages inflammation to the body like: sugary soft drinks and food, junk food, and white or refined flour can best help prevent bunion pain.
Below are food items that are filled with anti-inflammatory properties (just to name some):
- Leafy Greens – kale, spinach, lettuce
- Omega – 3 fatty acids
- Onions, garlic, ginger
- Bell peppers
- Grape seed extract
Be Warned – But Don’t Take the Risk.
Bunions are not a life-threatening condition, but they can significantly reduce your quality of life. Bunions may lead to serious health complications, including long-term foot pain and foot deformity. If you develop the common signs and symptoms of this foot problem, report to your neighborhood podiatrist as soon as possible.
Although diet may be a helpful adjunct therapy in treating your bunions, it is unlikely to cure your condition, especially if you do not change your offending footwear. Read our previous article to help you find the right footwear for your feet. Or schedule an appointment with Dr. Kamran Jamshidinia for more education on footwear and caring for your beloved feet! The worst case scenario is that you may need bunion surgery.