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Foot Talk Fridays : Bunion (Hallux Valgus)

September 28, 2019 by Dubai Podiatry Centre0


Welcome to Foot Talk Fridays!

Today we’re going to discuss Bunions.

Bunions is where the forefoot widens and this happens when the bones called the ‘metatarsal bones’ in the foot begin to fall away from each other and this increases the width the foot. It’s most noticeable on the bone behind the first toe. This bone protrudes and causes a boney look to the inside of the foot and this is what we call a bunion.

So, what we do in this case is we could start to use neuromuscular binding tapes onto the foot to align the metatarsals and straighten the big toe. If the bunion is caused by the arch and the foot, and the ankle is leaning in, then we would also have to make an insole to lift the arch of the foot back up again, taking the stress off of the bunion. Also, using electro muscle stimulator to tighten the weakened muscles due to the position of the bones.

So, we will do 3 things: neuromuscular tape binding, electoral muscle stimulation and we would use an insole to lift the arch of the foot and correct the bio-mechanics the way that the foot functions when walking and standing.

Enjoy your Friday!

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