Bunions can be a literal pain in the foot, causing discomfort and hindering daily activities. While custom orthotics like Footsy provide support and alignment, incorporating specific home exercises into your routine can further alleviate bunion pain and promote overall foot health. In this blog post, we'll explore a series of simple yet effective exercises tailored to relieve bunion pain when combined with the support of Footsy custom orthotics.


  1. Toe Flexes and Points:

Sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor. Slowly flex your toes towards the ground, feeling a stretch along the top of your foot. Hold for a few seconds, then point your toes away from you, stretching the muscles on the bottom of your foot. Repeat this movement 10-15 times to improve flexibility and circulation around the bunion. 

  1. Toe Spreads:

Place your foot flat on the ground and gently spread your toes apart as much as possible. Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat the movement several times to help strengthen the muscles between your toes and improve toe alignment, which can alleviate pressure on the bunion. 

  1. Towel Scrunches:

Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground and place a small towel on the floor in front of you. Using only your toes, scrunch the towel towards you, gathering it into a ball. Hold for a few seconds, then release and repeat. This exercise helps strengthen the muscles of the foot and improve toe mobility. 

  1. Toe Extensions:

Sit on a chair and place a small resistance band around your toes. Gently stretch your toes away from your body against the resistance of the band, then release. Repeat this movement several times to improve flexibility and strength in the toes, which can reduce bunion pain and discomfort. 

  1. Calf Stretches:

Stand facing a wall with your hands against it for support. Step one foot back and bend the front knee, keeping the back leg straight and the heel on the ground. Lean forward slightly until you feel a stretch in the calf of the back leg. Hold for 20-30 seconds, then switch legs. Calf stretches help relieve tension in the lower leg and foot, reducing pressure on the bunion. 

  1. Ankle Circles:

Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Lift one foot off the floor and gently rotate your ankle in a circular motion, first clockwise and then counterclockwise. Repeat this movement 10-15 times, then switch to the other foot. Ankle circles help improve ankle mobility and reduce stiffness in the foot, which can alleviate bunion pain.


Combining these simple home exercises with the support of Footsy custom orthotics can significantly reduce bunion pain and improve overall foot health.

Remember to perform these exercises gently and regularly for the best results. However, if bunion pain persists or worsens, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for further evaluation and treatment options.

Keep your feet happy and healthy by incorporating these exercises into your daily routine, and enjoy the relief that comes with soothing bunion pain naturally.