Proper foot care will prevent you from developing foot deformities like bunions and therefore reduce the risk for needing bunion removal surgery in the future.
Proper foot care in relation to aerobics means a myriad of things: hygiene, choice of footwear, the routine and the surfaces exercised on. There are a few things to consider when you exercise, so you won’t be in need of bunion treatment in the future. First, hardwood floors with padding are the best surface for your feet during exercise; of course this isn’t always under your control. Second, don’t forget to stretch your ENTIRE body (literally, head to TOE) before and after your perform aerobic exercise. Lack of stretch can cause rigidity and pain in your feet, which can cause bunions, hammertoes, and a plethora of other foot problems.
But the most important thing in your control is your aerobic footwear – in other words your old sneakers are not the answer. Aerobic shoes are designed to provide the necessary arch & side support while providing the proper soles to accommodate for the vigor of aerobic routines. Aerobic shoes should provide cushion and shock absorption to compensate for pressure and good medial-lateral stability to compensate for the quick changes in foot movement/position. In fact, impact forces from aerobic fitness can get to 6x the force of gravity, so you need to have a shoe designed to compensate for these forces. Lastly, make sure the toe box gives your toes enough wiggle room even when you are wearing thick socks; a tight toe box mixed with hot sweaty feet are sure to facilitate the development of bunions, which will lead to the unwanted need for bunion removal.