Pressure on your foot from your walking style or the shape of your foot can easily cause a bunion. At Rockefeller Health & Medical, we have been treating these painful bony lumps for residents of Manhattan, NYC for many years. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you have bunions and provide treatment accordingly.
Bunions are bumps that appear on the outside of your largest toe. This foot deformity usually occurs after years of pressure on your large toe joint. This pressure causing the joint to become misaligned, leading to the formation of the bony bump. The chiropractic term for a bunion is hallux abducto valgus. The foot condition is rampant in older adults, especially women. Bunions can occur in one foot or both feet.
Types of Bunions
The big toe bunions are the most common. Other types include:
- Adolescent or juvenile bunions – These develop in children and young teenagers between the ages of 10 and 15.
- Congenital bunions – These are bunions you are born with.
- Tailor's bunion – These form on the base of the little toe.
Causes of Bunions
The leading cause is pressure as you walk. Usually, too much pressure on the big toe causes it to bend inwards. The shape of your foot is also a significant determiner. Understand that putting on narrow shoes or standing for prolonged periods will increase bunion pain, and you should seek treatment fast.
Bunions will never go away, but they can be effectively managed in the following ways:
- Bunion pads – Our chiropractor will give you bunion pads that cushion your bunions, easing your pain.
- Orthotic devices – These are custom-made shoe inserts that control alignment problems such as pronation that lead to bunion formation.
- Physical therapy – Our chiropractor offers physical therapy, massage, and ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation and pain around the bunion area. There are some helpful exercises you can do that enhance muscle strength in the bunion and improve alignment.
- Footwear changes – Consider switching to footwear with a deep and wide toe box to reduce pressure on your toes.
- Surgery – If the nonsurgical methods fail to help and walking becomes too painful, our chiropractor will recommend surgery to remove the bunion restore your foot’s natural alignment.
Contact Our Chiropractor for Bunion Treatment in Rockefeller Center
If you are looking for bunion treatment in the 10036 area of NYC, contact Rockefeller Health Medical today. We offer a wide range of services including chiropractic care, massage therapy, sports medicine, physical therapy, and more. We would love to hear from you and address your bunion issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today or request an appointment online.