Running is a great way to stay in shape, and bunions do not need to stop you from running. If you have a bunion and are wondering if you should still run, the answer is yes! In this blog post we will discuss when it’s ok to run with bunions and when it might be better for your bunions not to run or at least mix it up when it comes to staying in shape. 

There are a few things to keep in mind when running if you have a bunion. The main thing is that you want to make sure you’re not putting too much stress on your feet. Try not to run long distances and take breaks often. If the pain gets too bad, stop running and ice your bunions. You might also want to consider wearing supportive shoes or even orthotics to help keep your feet supported. 

What is the conservative treatment?  

At Alternative Foot Solutions we have over 19 years’ experience in treating bunion without surgery. The treatment consists of diagnosing the underlying cause and then going about improving the function of the foot and ankle. We do this through a hands-on technique that we combine with strengthening exercises that change the way you stand and walk and help improve the factors that lead to a bunion.  

The benefits of this treatment  

  • Keep running  
  • No surgery  
  • No orthotics
  • Keep wearing the shoes you love 

Will I have to get surgery?  

Generally speaking, no. Surgery is usually only indicated in extreme cases where treatment has been put off. We find that we can offer effective treatment if you would like to avoid surgery.  

If you are in pain, have difficulty walking or experience swelling, then we strongly suggest you get an assessment for your bunion.  

At Sydney Foot Solutions we offer a conservative treatment which helps to improve the function of your foot and ankle without surgery. This treatment consists of diagnosing the underlying cause and improving it through a hands-on technique combined with strengthening exercises. The benefits of this treatment include being able to keep running, not having to go through surgery and continuing to wear the shoes you love. Generally speaking, surgery is only necessary in extreme cases where treatment has been put off. If you are experiencing pain, difficulty walking or swelling then surgery may be the best option for you.  

To recap what we’ve covered in this article 

  • running if you have a bunion is ok  
  • do not run long distances  
  • take breaks often to avoid pain or injury  
  • wear supportive shoes that are wide enough! 
  • stop immediately if the pain gets too severe, ice your bunions and use bunions orthotics if needed. 

We hope this blog post has been helpful in answering the question “Is it ok to run with bunions?” If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help. Be sure to check back often for more information on bunions and how to manage them. Thanks for reading! 

What do I do next?  

I would suggest you make the most of our 65% off Bunion assessment (only $35) where we will assess the underlying causes of your bunion and work with you to avoid surgery and keep you running. Just give us a call on (02) 8966 9300.