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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday's Exercise of the Week: Bunion Joint Strengthening


As you begin your treatment to maintain your bunions in an attempt to avoid surgery, think about all the possible treatment choices you have available. 

My common checklist for my bunion patients includes: (and my blog is full of these tips)

A) Toe Separators

B) Yoga Toes

C) Digital Stretches and possible Night Splint

D) Shoe Selection (so as not to push too hard)

E) Padding to Off Weight the Bunion Area

F) Icing as needed

G) Abductor Hallucis Strengthening (this video shows the patient attempting to train the toe to pull down as straight as possible)

http://youtu.be/V487w7IM_2c



H) Taping occasionally

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