Bunion Pain Relief

Ouch!  Looking for some bunion pain relief?  A bunion is a deformation of the big toe joint.  If you’ve got one, you’ll notice a boney protrusion at the base of your big to and your big toe will point in squishing all your littler toes.  Genetics and footwear can lead to or worsen bunions, which are more common in women. 

Aside: If you develop a bunion at your pinkie toe, it’s called a bunionette, which sounds SOOO much cuter than a bunion. 

Finding Relief

Ditch the Heels Ladies (and men):

Nearly every pair of shoes you purchase (unless they are minimalist shoes) has a slight or drastic heel lift.  The higher the heel lift, the more pressure on that bunion.  So stick to shoes with a lower heel.  Often men’s shoes have a slight heal lift too. 

Traction

I have a bunion, and I find relief when I gently pull on my big toe trying to create a little space between the toe and foot.  It […]

Bunion Pain Relief2019-03-15T17:29:21-04:00

Foot Pain Probably Plantar Fasciitis

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If you have foot pain in the sole of your foot it’s a likely culprit is plantar fasciitis.  Most people have never heard of fascia, but most have heard of plantar fasciitis—a painful inflammation of the fascia in your foot.  Fascia is connective tissue that runs through your whole body.  At the sole of your foot it is a fibrous material that connects to your Achilles’ tendon.  And when it hurts it hurts.  Most people find it especially hurts first thing in the morning.  And that is because fascia responds to movement and hydration.  After sleeping, we haven’t drinking in eight hours and we’ve barely moved.  The fascia stiffens.

Here are some tips to help your fascia feel better.  Some of these are beneficial for the fascia throughout your body.  All are specific to the fascia in your foot causing pain:

  • Drink Water
  • Ice—you can toss and ice pack under your foot whenever you are sitting down or freeze a water bottle and roll it back and forth under your foot.
  • At night use this time as a little R&R and rub some lotion […]
Foot Pain Probably Plantar Fasciitis2017-12-29T20:18:08-05:00

Happy Feet

I’m so happy with the “Happy Feet” workshop Cate Vallone (from Evolution Pilates) and I ran a couple weeks ago. I have to admit I was nervous. What if people didn’t like it? What if people didn’t find it helpful? What if we forgot the order we planned the workshop in? What if I forgot something obvious? What if people already knew everything we planned to teach them? What if no one signed up? These were all questions racing through my head when the workshop began.

Sometimes I think nerves help keep you on your toes and help you to do a good job. I was really happy with the way the workshop turned out. The entire experience has been very rewarding. Professionally, working with Cate, doing additional research on the feet (which fascinate me), and coming up with exercises that would be useful has been very rewarding. It’s a new angle for me to utilize my knowledge about […]

Happy Feet2017-09-12T19:31:35-04:00