What is a bunion? They are an enlargement at the joint, or the base of the big toe. They cause the big toe to become misaligned as it rotates and point inwards.
They are seen most commonly in women, because of high heals and tight pointy shoes, and they become more common as people get older. Bunions can cause excruciating pain and make it difficult to wear shoes.
What causes bunions? Bunions can be an inherited trait, stem from inflammatory types of arthritis and come about from repetitive foot stress. For example ballerinas who are constantly stressing their feet get bunions, so do teachers, postal delivery workers, nurses, store clerks … anyone on their feet for long hours at a time.
There is a controversy about whether bad shoes (high heels, tight pointy toes, tight shoes) CAUSE bunions, or just contribute to them. One thing is for sure, once you do get bunions, wearing proper fitting and properly sized shoes is a MUST.
What is surprising to many people is that ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP!
My laser is proving to be of great benefit to my patients who suffer from bunion pain.
If YOU suffer from bunions, don’t wait. Call me for more information. I provide a 30 minute free consultation. What do you have to lose?
Call me now! Wendy 604-839-9789