Bunions have become a normal appearance in many chiropractic and manual therapy offices. This has occurred due to shoe and footwear choices and improper ankle mobility. Surgery is the only option to decrease the size of the bunion, but to stop growth and decrease pain soft tissue work and rehabilitation is your best bet. Strengthening the peroneal muscles can help stabilize the big toe joint and ankle mobility exercises can help decrease the rate growth. Here is an easy way to start stabilizing the toe.
- Stand facing a wall using your hands to balance yourself.
- Spread your feet apart wider than shoulder width.
- Flatten your inner foot and raise your heels off the ground.
- Only raise the heels, do not come up on the toes.
- Repeat 3 sets of 25.
- This is not a calf exercise, do not perform calf raises.