The feet play a vital role in our lives. The condition of our feet reflects the way we use or misuse them. When we allow inefficient walking/running patterns to persist or we wear tight, ill-fitting footwear our feet will eventually suffer.
Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus), Tailor’s bunions (bunionettes), hammer or clawed toes are some common problems that can arise when we misuse our feet. Fortunately, Erica Dash Podiatry can provide immediate relief for these painful conditions.
Bunion – Hallux Abducto Valgus
Symptoms of bunions or hallux valgus deformity
Bunions (technically known as Hallux Abducto Valgus or hallux valgus) are notable for the large, boney lump that develops on the inside of the foot. If the condition is left untreated, inflammation, tenderness, pain and immobility of the big toe worsen and the toes may eventually cross over each other. Eventually, the deformity may become so pronounced as to make purchasing shoes and walking difficult and very painful.
Causes of hallux valgus deformity
The distinctive lump associated with bunions (or hallux valgus deformity) is the result of bone protruding under pressure when the big toe (hallux) twists and turns in towards the other toes. It is a progressive condition and usually causes pain when the bunion is growing. Bunions are generally an inherited weakness of the foot structure which further result in inefficient walking patterns such as over pronation. Wearing tight narrow shoes may make the symptoms worse.
Hallux valgus treatment
Erica Dash Podiatry provides a thorough Biomechanical Assessment that will quickly identify the causative issues behind your bunion and suggest an immediate solution for your pain. Bunion treatment may include:
- deflective cushioning in your shoes
- customised orthotics
- Toe wedged, toe props oe bunion shields
- A course of manipulative therapy
Phone Erica Dash Podiatry on 02 43670177 for a solution to your bunion