Have bunions? As Pointe magazine points out, most of the time you don’t need a surgeon.

Here are some great tips on how to keep your feet working optimally, as well as work with and prevent bunions often associated with dance.

Here is one tip for point dancers not present in this article: Put a dab of alcohol on a cotton ball. Press the cotton ball into the spot where your bunion typically hits the point shoe. This will soften that spot so it doesn’t cause as much discomfort. Be careful with where the alcohol hits the shoe, as it needs to be isolated to just this spot!

This article was written by Meredith Butulis, DPT, who practices at our Eden Prairie location.