Bunion (Hallux Valgus)

Bunion is a deformity, a condition which affects the joint, where a bump is grows at the outer side of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

What are the causes of Bunion?

  • Abnormal pressure
  • The type of footwear, example: high heels, shoes that crowed the toes
  • Injuries of the foot
  • Poor foot arch control

What are the sign & symptoms of Bunion?

  • Experiencing burning sensation
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Pain or soreness
  • Fluid-filled sac may develop at the base of the toe


Effective treatments that can help  Bunion pain

A bunion usually gets worse over time if it’s left untreated and the only way to correct a bunion is surgery. However the joint damage is able to reduce through treatment

Treatment for Bunion pain may consists of:

– Physiotherapy:  Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain, strengthen and prevent a bunion from getting worse with time.

– Manual therapy:  Active and Passive Mobilisation or manipulation of Foot/Ankle joints (talocrural joint), metatarsophalangeal joint (MCP), proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP), distal phalangeal joint (DP)

– Massage Therapy: Hands on techniques such as soft tissue release, deep friction massage, myofascial release, trigger points release on Foot/Ankle surrounding muscles (plantar fascia, Peroneal, calf – gastro/soleus)

– Pain Relief Therapy: Using pain relief treatment modalities such as Ultrasound , electrical stimulation, TENS, laser, heat therapy to heal and repair injured, inflammed, torn tissues or ligament

– Shockwave Therapy: Advanced high energy pulses effective for chronic, persistent knee Foot/Ankle  tightness, trigger points to stimulate healing. Proven treatment for Achilles tendonitis, calcification/ bone spurs, plantar fasciitis

– Exercise Therapy: Guided 1-1 specific joint movement therapy, muscle stretching,  progressive strengthening Foot/Ankle muscles, conditioning back to sports, functional training

– Education: Advice to improve posture, lifestyle modifications, get back to jogging, sports

Our unique treatment approach for Bunion pain

At heal360 Physioclinic, our physiotherapist and rehabilitation therapist experts has developed a proprietary signature program for the Bunion pain –PainRelief360™ Program 

Our therapist will perform a thorough assessment and determine the potential cause of the Foot/Ankle problem, and will develop a management and best treatment program for your bunion pain: relief pain, regain your Foot/Ankle  movement and give you a renewed, stronger Foot/Ankle !

To treat your Foot/ Ankle Pain, please call our therapist at 62244178 or 9639 0509 or EMAIL US