-It's a Compensation!-
Bunions are so prevalent some think they're normal, or worse yet... inherited.
A Bunion is Not Normal & Varies in Severity from Mild to the More Painful & Severe.
-How Did I Get it?-
As Body Weight & Gravity constantly push the Arch Down against inadequate support, the forefoot spreads.
-This Abnormal Foot Function is called Overpronation!-
As a Compensation to Gravity, as well as the Arch Flattening & Forefoot Widening, the Big Toe Turns Out towards the second toe.
Over time the Big Toe gradually becomes “set” in this Deformed Alignment.
It’s that simple!
IT'S NOT INHERITED!
We all live in gravity!
This has nothing to do with our genetic makeup.
-How is a Bunion Treated?-
There are three options in the treatment of bunion:
1. Temporarily reduce the visual deformity
2. Cut it off
3. Correct the cause
Temporarily Reduce the Visual Deformity & Pain:
-The Wasted Money List-
According to GAIAM this particular treatment for bunion, "Realigns the bones in your toes and improves flexibility in your tendons.”
You cannot walk with YogaPro YogaToes in place.
Looks more suitable as a pedicure preparation to help hold the toes apart as the polish dries.
-Bunion Aid® Treatment Splint-
This treatment for bunion is a cushioned splint with a hinge designed to stabilize the arch while pulling the big toe back into place.
Bulky and cannot be worn with shoes
This treatment for bunion is a soft, flexible splint that separates the big toe from the others. This product can be worn inside a shoe and help to reduce the friction at the bunion.
Although this product has the potential to help reduce friction at the 1st met head, it does not have the potential to address the cause of a bunion. So, you must decide… “Do I want to feel better only allowing the progressive nature of this foot problem to worsen or do I want to correct the cause?!”
If you’re interested in feeling better as your bunion continues to worsen, choose the bunion bootie.
-Warm Compresses & Castor Oil-
These heat treatments for bunion can help reduce pain and increase blood circulation.
The heat may increase inflammation as more blood is drawn to the area of application.
Application time ranges from 10 to 30 minutes.
Potential for burns.
These include ice and oral anti-inflammatory medications like Naproxen (Aleve), Topric, Traumeel, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), acetaminophen (Tylenol), Aspirin (Bufferin, Excedrin and Bayer).
Ice is obviously cold, can be rather uncomfortable and takes up to 15 minutes per application.
Medication has side-effects and is toxic to the liver.
This particular treatment for bunion is actually the combination of 2 minerals - magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium helps regulate enzyme activity whereas sulfates help flush toxins. In other words, Epsom salt can help reduce pain and inflammation and even help soften the skin.
Time consuming: Epsom salt requires a soak lasting at least 30 minutes daily.
Massage treatment for bunion is designed to help reduce tissue congestion and facilitate healing with any of the various massage techniques.
Cost: $50 to $250 per hour depending on experience and location of practitioner.
-Lemon Essential Oil-
This particular treatment for bunion is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons. It literally takes thousands of lemons to make just one kilo of oil.
You smell like lemons
Cost: Anywhere from $5 to $15 for 15ml
-Tying Your Shoes Differently-
Instead of crossing the laces at the foot box, leave this area open; now, the front of the shoe can spread open further to accommodate the bunion.
Stretching and strengthening exercises designed to treat a bunion are as follows:
• Bunion release stretch. After basically tying your big toes together with a thick elastic band, pull your toes away apart and hold for a true static stretch of 15 seconds. Repeat 10 times per day.
• Ball roll massage. Place a small hard ball, such as a golf ball, under your foot and stand on it as you roll it around applying pressure to the areas of pain. Perform as desired.
• Marble pick-ups. Pick marbles up from the floor with your foot.
• Walk in sand. By far, our most favorite exercise of all time. This unstable surface forces all the intrinsic muscles of balance and coordination to activate and work during each step.
Need to be performed forever and seems like a daunting daily task.
Exercises do not influence the stronger ligaments support designed to hold all 26 bones in place. How can anybody possibly focus all their attention toward controlling all the muscles required to hold up each arch during the average 10,000 to 15,000 steps a person takes per day!? Shhhhh…Seems impossible.
Injections as a treatment for bunion are designed to reduce pain and inflammation. This treatment for bunion involves injecting a steroid directly into the heel and site of inflammation. Corticosteroid injections tend to provide more pain relief than oral anti-inflammatory medications.
Can be costly @ $100 - $300 per shot, in addition to the standard cost of an office visit.
Side effects include weak tendons, thin skin, easy bruising, bone loss, avascular necrosis, cataracts, indigestion, muscle weakness, back pain, bruising, and thrush.
Bunion due to an insufficient number of painful injections? Interesting concept, but ridiculous.
This aggressive treatment for bunion is reserved as a last resort! Cutting off the visual deformity can certainly make things look better.
Long and painful recovery.
Can cost more than $10,000.
Foot function may never return to normal.
Bunions caused by a lack of surgery? Interesting concept, but ridiculous. Surgery is designed to eliminate the unsightly deformity, not improve foot function.
NOTE: ALL THE aforementioned treatments have ONE thing in common – they all fail to correct the cause - overpronation.
Long term correction?
-How to CORRECT THE CAUSE of Your Bunion-
Optimize How Your Feet Handle Gravity!
Optimize the passage of force as each foot transitions between pronation and supination.
-Eliminate Overpronation via MASS Posture and Precision Calibration!-
Healthy from the ground up!
First we Restore Optimal Alignment via MASS Posture.
Then we Optimize Function via Precision Calibration.
-Let the Healing Begin!-
P.S. Correcting the cause of your bunion is not only the best way to reduce the visual deformity, it’s the only long term option.
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