Active Release Technique (ART) certified chiropractors treat bunions with ART, chiropractic manipulation, and Kinesiotape to provide support and relief to one’s foot. If one can seek treatment early on before it gets worse, it will limit the impact in the future and hopefully, avoid surgery.
Can you push a bunion back into place?
No. Bunions are progressive foot deformities that will only get worse with time. Orthotics and splints can change the positioning of the foot, aid foot functioning, and relieve pain, but they cannot reverse or stop a developing bunion. The only way to permanently correct a bunion is through surgery.
How can I shrink my bunions naturally?
Our 10 top tips on treating bunions without surgery:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Soak your feet in a foot bath.
- Ice your feet.
- Massage and exercise your feet.
- Put your feet up!
- Try bunion pads.
- Try bunion splints.
- Take a paracetamol.
How do you push out a bunion?
Lift your toes.
With your feet flat on the floor, raise only your toes as high as you can. Once you can do that, stretch your big toe forward and back to the floor but leave the other four digits raised. This is a great way to directly target the joint that your bunion pushes out of alignment.
Do bunion correctors really work?
While a splint may give your toes a little temporary breathing room while you wear it, your big toe will continue on its slow journey inward. While a splint may slightly relieve discomfort, there is simply no evidence to support its use as a cure or treatment for bunions.