Bunions affect one in three New Zealanders. According to doctors and most podiatrists, the only way to correct a bunion is surgery.
A bunion is a deviation of the big toe towards the middle of the foot. Without treatment, a bony growth may develop, causing a bump or 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 the sufferer’s feet.
Bunions are generally caused by the way that someone walks and stands. At Corrective Foot Solutions, we always address the underlying cause first – our treatment approach can correct the bunion and stop it from coming back.
Many people think that surgery is the only treatment option for bunions. However, FMT is extremely successful in most cases. Using this method, we gently guide the joints back into the correct position and then strengthen the muscles around that joint to reinforce a new position. As a result, the body will naturally straighten the bunion, with help from the hands-on therapy that you receive in the clinic.
Treatment for bunions is recommended as early as possible, even if the sufferer feels no pain. Studies tell us that our bodies only feel pain during the later stages of a condition. So, by the time you are feeling pain, significant damage has already occurred. The sooner treatment is started, the sooner the underlying cause can be addressed.
Meet Heather who presented to Corrective Foot Solutions with advanced staged painful bunions.
Heather was determined to address the underlying cause of her painful bunions and avoid expensive surgery.
We referred for a weight bearing x-ray of both her feet which you can see are significantly misaligned at 34.72 and 20.39 degrees. We classify >30 degrees as advanced stage bunions.
After a short 3 month course of treatment which involved joint mobilsation + manipulation and exercises, another x-ray was taken to remeasure the changes.
You can clearly see there has been a fantastic change of 14 and 7 degrees and no pain! A normal alignment is between 12-15 degrees and Heather is not far from that measurement. With minimal ongoing treatment we would expect her toes to completely straighten.
Pre treatment 35 and 20 degrees - Normal alignment is 12-15 degrees
Post treatment 20 and 13 degrees
Well done Heather, no expensive surgery and no more pain!
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Finally, a Podiatry solution to fix your aching body. FMT is a extremly effective alternative to expensive surgery and orthotics. You can also wear the shoes you want!
I have no pain in my calves or feet and I can now wear my ballets flats and high heels with no pain!.
I've noticed a significant change in my bunions. My feet feel a lot more free!.
I'm so relieved that I did the treatment because I was told, surgery was my only option for my feet.
For the first time my feet are pain free, I don't wear orthotics anymore and my bunions feel and look great! Highly recommend!.