Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre, MGIMS


Preventive Measures to Take to Stop Bunions From Forming

If you are someone who is generally concerned about the problems arising in the modern day and age, especially that have to deal with health issues, then you are probably aware of how common Bunions are these days. The presence of mild to severe bunions is actually concerning for most people, because not only are they very unattractive to look at but also very painful.

However, we sat together with some experts provided to us by runner scan and asked them the best methods for treatment of bunions. But the surprising thing that we got out of that discussion was that most practitioners aren’t concerned about the treatment as much as they with the fact that bunions are actually a very easily preventable condition. So most experts want people to be aware of the ways they can prevent the bunions from ever occurring or progressing to a point where it becomes too painful to walk. So with that being said, following are some of the preventive measures to take to stop bunions from occurring or progressing, check them out below.

Always Look For Comfortable Shoes

While buying shoes, always make sure that you are most comfortable with your shoes. This way you will be able to make sure that you are covering the probable cause of bunions i.e. uncomfortable or tight shoes. Once you know you’re wearing something comfortable the chances of bunions forming are very low.

Avoid Wearing Heels That Are Too High

Wearing high heels is great and all but it shouldn’t come at the price of your health, right? So if you want to avoid bunions from happening we would highly recommend that you do not wear high heels too often or it would be a major contributing factor in your bunions.


JBTDRC is an advanced centre for Tropical Disease Research established in 1994 at Mahata Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram to expand the Institute’s on going research programmes in tropical diseases such as filariasis and tuberculosis prevalent in this region. It is the result of sustained problem based research activity in Department of Biochemistry for more than two decades at MGIMS with support from ICMR, CSIR, DST, WHO/ TDR, INDO US-STI and DBT.

Foundation stone was laid for the centre on February 23, 1991 in the hands of former Prime Minister Shri Chandrasekhar. Dr. Sushila Nayar, our esteemed Director who has been the source of inspiration and our Guide performed ‘Bhoomi puja’ for the centre on February 12, 1992 in the gracious presence of Dr. U. Koko, former Regional Director, WHO-SEARO. A humble beginning in giving a shape to the centre started with the Bajaj Group giving financial support for the building. Shri. Dhiru S. Mehta, the then Vice-President, KHS, presently President was instrumental in getting this support and the construction of the building admeasuring 16,000 sq.ft. was completed in June 1994. After the Vastu Pooja of the centre on July 11th by Revered Behenji Dr. Sushila Nayar, the Centre has become fully operational under Dr. B. C. Harinath as Director to intensify research and training on tropical disease diagnostics under JBTDRC banner with core grant support from Kasturba Health Society.

The main thrust has been to apply the latest and sophisticated techniques of immunology and molecular biology in developing tools for immunodiagnosis, monitoring, immunoprophylaxis, surveillance and their application in the field for better management and control of the diseases namely Filariasis and Tuberculosis. The process for preparation of TB and filarial antigens are patented. In-house developed immunoassays SEVA FILA CHEK and SEVA TB ELISA are routinely done for screening of suspected patients.