Can Bunions be Reversed Without Surgery?
Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery? Bunions can be reversed if they are only caused by a soft tissue deformity and not by a bone deformity. What this means is that some bunions are a result of tight skin and ligaments, whereas some people actually have crooked and bent bones that can only be fixed with surgery.
Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery?
- If they are due to soft tissue.
- Correcting your shoes can help.
- Getting an insert can help.
- Getting a splint can help.
- More difficult if it is rigid and you can’t bend it back by hand.
When is due to soft tissue that can be reversed?
The bunion initially develops as a soft tissue deformity when you start to walk improperly in high heels, with flat feet or over time as you put on weight and get older. The ligaments slowly stretch over the years and the bunion buckles outward; as the years go on the bone itself also begins to deform and at this point osteoarthritis develops, you start to lose big toe joint motion and it is too late to reverse it without surgery.
How Can I tell if I need surgery or not?
A good first step is to try and move your big toe up and down all the way to the bottom and all the way to the top. If you are in pain and it hurts, you hear a crunchy grinding type noise this means that you have osteoarthritis at this point and there is nothing that can really be done at this point but surgery or living with it.
If the big toe has really good motion up or down then it odds are in your favor that this problem can be corrected without surgery.
Reversal of Bunions without Surgery Treatment Guide
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