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Bunions - Foot Orthotics

A bunion, medically known as Hallux Valgus, is a deformity of the big toe. A painful, bony lump develops on the joint at the base of the big toe. More than 15% of women in the UK suffer from bunions.

Symptoms

The primary symptom of a bunion is when the big toe starts pointing to the other toes on the same foot. Other symptoms include:

 

Causes

Although it is popular to blame footwear for the condition, it is more likely that bunions are caused by a defective bio-mechanical structure of the foot; they are therefore a genetic condition. However it is true that poorly fitting footwear will aggravate the problem.

 

Treatment

Provided the cause of the bunion is due to an underlying bio-mechanical reason bespoke insoles are a relevant and appropriate treatment.

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