A bunion is an unnatural bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion can form when the big toe leans toward the second toe forcing the joint to get bigger and stick out. Bunions can run in the family and at times develop with arthritis, bunions can also form due to poor or weak foot structure, or if one leg is longer than the other. Bunions are progressive and over time can end up changing the framework of the frontal foot, over time the bunion becomes increasingly prominent. The majority of shoes do not accommodate bunions causing pressure on the misaligned joint which becomes inflamed and stiff. Though tight shoes may trigger a bunion, they are not the underlying cause. People who do a lot of standing or walking can also be susceptible.
Symptoms for Bunion
- Burning sensation
Non-Surgical Treatment for Bunion
We use the following approaches to relieve bunion symptoms:
- ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure.
- Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the foot, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the ankle and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
- Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
- Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation and inability of the body to heal are common with bunion. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation that causes pressure on the toes.
- Change in footwear
- Padding the area