What is a Bunion?
A bunion is a deviation of the big toe towards the middle of the foot. In many cases, if treatment is put off, a bony growth may develop at the bunion causing a bump or an enlargement on the side and over the top of the big toe. Given that there is a misalignment within the joint, bunions are usually but not always painful, and generally result in osteoarthritis within the big toe joint. Bunions are commonly associated with irritation in footwear, and are often a source of embarrassment due to the changed appearance of a sufferer’s feet.
What Causes Bunions?
Bunions are caused primarily by the way that someone walks and stands. This is why, at Alternative Foot Solutions, we can correct bunions, because we always address the underlying cause first so that we correct the bunion and stop it from coming back. Foot mobilisation is the technique we use, and through this method we gently guide the joints back into the correct position and then strengthen the muscles around that joint to reinforce that positive position. As a result, your body will actually straighten the bunion through this process in conjunction with the hands-on therapy that you receive in the clinic.
How to Get Rid of Bunions Naturally
Most people think that surgery is the only treatment when it comes to bunions; however, foot mobilisation is extremely successful in most cases. Foot mobilisation helps to address the underlying cause, correcting the way that someone stands and walks, as well as straightening the big toe. Conservative management, such as foot mobilisation, is recommended as early as possible, even if the sufferer feels no pain. Studies tell us that our bodies only feel pain during the last seven to ten per cent of the progression of any condition. As a result, by the time a bunion starts hurting, significant irreversible damage has occurred. The sooner treatment is started, the sooner the underlying cause can be addressed.