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Bunions & High Arches

To correct the problem, I would use my hands to soften the muscles and fascia of your hip. Then I would slowly, gently adjust them around bone, nerve and tendon. That one change would slacken the pull on the left side and free your foot and toe slightly. There would be more work to do to rid your body of pain and bring back strength and looseness. Layer by layer, we would work together to retrain your body, and recreate the symmetry you had lost. Sep 30, 2010 By Sandra Ketcham Photo Caption High heels can cause and worsen bunions. Photo Credit high heels image by Hao Wang from Fotolia.com Bunions causes thickening of the soft tissue, known as bursitis, and a bony overgrowth at the base of the big toe. This condition often becomes inflamed and painful, and makes it difficult for a person to walk normal. The bone deformity is scientifically known as "hallux valgus, and as a result of this, the pressure on the deformity which surrounds the tissue on the toe begins to thicken. Current surgical methods have had excellent result. It corrects the deformity, alleviates the pain and allows for the application of normal shoe ware again. Here’s a 2013 study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research that completely fails to address the cause of HV and instead focuses on problems associated with HV. The authors conclude, “These results suggest that HV alters foot loading patterns and pressure profiles.” Of course it does! Your arch has dropped, you’re overpronating – that’s a big problem. HV is simply the name for what you see happening at the big toe, not the cause of the altered foot loading pattern! Your entire foot is mal-functioning and has been doing so for a long time!hallux valgus measurement Although they may not cause harm to the body (except in extreme conditions), they definitely spoil the cosmetic feel of foot. It is high time that we start caring for the feet rather than waiting for disorders and deformities to happen and then pinching wallets to cover for the treatment as bunion surgery cost is as high as USD 4000. Commonly known as a bunion, a hallux valgus deformity consists of a lateral deviation of the great toe (hallux) with medial deviation of the first metatarsal. There is often lateral rotation of the toe such that the nail faces medially (eversion) (1). A bunion is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint of the great toe. It's often caused by patients wearing shoes that are too narrow around the toe box and can cause pain and deformity of the toes. If the patient's great toe is not overlapping or impinging upon the second toe, but he still has an obvious bunion, take a look at 727.1; this code specifically says 'bunion' and the ICD-9 definition is "enlarged first metatarsal head due to inflamed bursa; results in laterally displaced great toe." However, there is currently a dearth of investigation into the accuracy and reliability of this practice despite its acceptance among surgeons. In a study recently published in Skeletal Radiology, Ege et al. compared HV angle measurements conducted on the iPhone with those determined by computer software, which is currently accepted as the most accurate method. The authors note that subjectively, “iPhone measurements were faster and more practical than computerized measurements,” and can be “used for measurement of hallux valgus angles in clinical practice and even for research purposes. It is an accurate and reproducible method.”hallux valgus surgery