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  1. Underlying structural issues: Bunions are often caused by an imbalance or abnormal alignment of the bones in the foot. If the underlying structural issues are not adequately addressed, the bunion pain may continue.
  2. Footwear choices: Wearing ill-fitting or narrow shoes can exacerbate bunion pain. Tight shoes can put pressure on the bunion, leading to discomfort. It’s important to wear shoes that provide enough room for the toes and have a wide toe box.
  3. Inflammation and swelling: Bunions can cause inflammation and swelling in the affected area, leading to pain. If the inflammation persists, the pain may continue as well. Applying ice packs and taking anti-inflammatory medications as recommended by a healthcare professional may help reduce inflammation.
  4. Overuse or excessive activity: Engaging in activities that place excessive stress on the feet, such as running or standing for long periods, can worsen bunion pain. It may be necessary to modify activities or take breaks to allow the foot to rest and heal.
  5. Incomplete recovery from previous treatment: If you have undergone previous treatment for your bunions, such as conservative measures like footwear changes or orthotic devices, or even surgical correction, it’s possible that the healing process is ongoing or that the initial treatment did not fully address the underlying issue.

If you’re experiencing persistent bunion pain, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist. They can provide a thorough evaluation, offer a proper diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment options based on your specific situation. Call Houston’s Foot Doc for any ailments you may have.