Our Podiatrists see people with bunions every day.
Bunions are one of the most common foot problems in adults, causing pain, embarrassment and difficulties finding shoes to fit.
Many people believe that surgery is the only treatment when it comes to bunions, but this is not true for everyone. Foot mobilization podiatry is a new hands-on manual therapy technique being used by our highly-trained podiatrists to treat bunions, as well as other foot problems. Using this new technique Podiatrists gently guide the joints in the foot back into an optimal position, freeing up restrictions in the joints and surrounding soft tissues, enabling ease of movement and better function. Foot mobilization podiatry also stimulates the body to produce synovial fluid in stiff arthritic joints which help to lubricate them, making movement smoother.
Our patients experience the best outcomes when foot mobilization therapy is used in conjunction with a foot exercise program. Improving the core strength of your feet through targeted exercises will help to reinforce the improvements gained by the foot mobilization treatments. You might also be advised to use a bunion splint, for a sustained corrective stretch over night.
Don’t leave it too late! Don’t wait until the bunion is painful and stiff with arthritis before seeking podiatry care. The sooner treatment is started, the better the outcome with non-surgical podiatry care.