Hallux abductor valgus (HAV) or ‘bunions’ are formed due to the big toe turning towards the lesser digits.  This can happen at as young as pre-teen or later in life.

Why do bunions occur?

There are 5 main reasons as to why bunions occur and they include,

  • Narrow/pointed shoes
  • Genetics (particularly females)
  • Flat feet
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause


How can SOLE THERAPY help my bunion?

Conservative treatment of bunions is gauged on prevention of surgery and pain reduction, which involves the following:

  • Orthotics to take load off and stabilize the 1st
  • Toe wedges/splints to prevent further deviation
  • Joint mobilisation to encourage range of motion/functionality
  • Dry needling to ease any muscle tension around the joint
  • Avoid high heels or ill-fitting shoes

If you are experiencing Bunion Pain do not wait. The pain can be quite debilitating! Book with SOLE THERAPY 9583-1138!

Words from one of our Podiatrist's,