23 Nov 2020
by Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT
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Just kidding! It’s only my foot. Not the most beautiful foot! My foot with a bunion!
WebMD estimates that 23 percent of people aged 18 to 65, and 36 percent of those older than 65 have bunions, a sometimes painful deformity of the big toe.
A bunion won’t go away on its own; it can only worsen with age. A mild bunion may not be painful early on, but it can eventually lead to big toe joint pain and difficulty with shoe fit.
There are several non-surgical treatments for bunions, but it’s important to keep in mind that these treat the symptoms and do not correct the joint deformity. These include bunion pads, toe spacers, and bunion splints, which help to realign the foot to normal position. However, the sooner you identify and start to treat your bunion, the better the likelihood that you can slow down it's progress.
Another technique that can be used is TAPING for your bunion. Check out my video below to learn how!
Best of luck with YOUR bunion!
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