Bunion Causes & Treatment with Custom Orthotics

Understanding Bunion Causes & Treatment with Orthotics 

Bunions are enlargements of the bone/tissue surrounding the base of the big toe. However smaller bunions can also develop on the joints of your other toes. They are also known as Hallux Valgus Deformities.

Causes of Bunions?

  • Overpronation: foot rolls inward as you walk
  • Flat feet
  • Tight Shoes: High Heels
  • Repetitive Activity (ie: running)
    • Puts stress on your joints

Symptoms of Bunions?

  • Big toe turns toward the second toe
  • Pain in your big toe
  • Irritated red skin over the bunion
  • Swelling and tenderness at the base of the big toe

Treatment for Hallux Valgus/Bunions?

  • Custom Foot Orthotics
    • Cushion the bunion and reduce pressure on the big toe joint with custom orthotics
    • Custom orthotics also provide arch support and prevent the foot from rolling inward
  • Try lower impact exercises (ie: swimming, cycling)

Where to Get Custom Foot Orthotics East Vancouver

To book a COMPLIMENTARY “Orthotic Assessment and GaitScan Analysis” with our East Vancouver Chiropractor Dr. Farrah Jiwa, call 604-876-9977 or email info@backsinaction.ca today! We are located steps from the Commercial Broadway Skytrain, and are easily accessible from Burnaby and Downtown Vancouver.

 

2917 Hebb Avenue Vancouver BC

Phone: 604-876-9977                 Email: info@backsinaction.ca

References:

Health Link BC: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.asp?hwid=hw35195

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