Bunion Burdens


A beautiful day at the office... 3rd appointment for a foot only to see that it looks much better than the last visit (and visibly better than the non-injured asymptomatic side). How nice to not only be able to feel a difference but to also SEE a difference.

Bunions are something that can be corrected with a little mobility work and attention to use patterns. To solve the problem, we must first realize the issue. The joint at the base of the big toe, called the metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint, is a hinge that allows weight transfer during walking and climbing. With bunions, we see two symptoms (or complaints) which lead us to understand the mechanisms occurring within the foot.

Bunions have two important visual aspects:

1 The big toe deviates towards the other toes.