We’ve had a lot of patients with increased pain associated with bunions – that little bump on the inside part of your shoe. They develop when the inside arch of the foot drops and the big toe rotates outward. Bunions worsen when the arch remains unsupported and the rest of the foot begins to weaken from changes in the set-up of muscle and tendon mechanics, etc. Similar to the development of arthritis, some people are more prone to this condition than others. So it naturally follows that everyone is different when it comes to management of this presentation.
What Can a Physical Therapist Do for Me?
Fortunately, physical therapy can help alleviate your foot pain. Coupled with massage therapy, PT can improve mobility and strength in your foot.
Many people benefit from a daily foot strengthening and walking routine. This helps improve functionality and reduce pain. Some people may need to wear a short- or long-term orthotic shoe. In severe cases, bunions may require surgery.
At Great Moves, our physical therapists are trained to see how you move and fix how you move. Whether it is through a movement overhaul, or providing you with a custom fabricated orthotic, schedule your appointment with us today and find out how we can help you with your foot pain!
For more information about the development and treatment of bunions, please visit the Mayo Clinic’s website.