Bunions form when the bone or tissue at the joint at the bottom of the big toe moves out of place. Years of abnormal motion and pressure on the joint forces the big toe to bend toward the others, which causes an often-painful lump on the joint.
This joint at the base of the big toe carries too much weight while walking so the joint may become so stiff and sore which causes severe and constant pain. Eventually the joint becomes arthritic.
Bunions are the most common case of foot related injuries that we see here at Modpod.
How is it affecting you?
Irritating pain on the the side of my big toe joint
Interfering with my exercise
Interfering with me getting around at work
Interfering with my chasing around with my kids
Interfering with what shoes I want to wear!!
I'm really feeling frustrated!! I don't like being in pain!
Why does my foot hurt?
It is a result of your foot structure thanks Mum and Dad!
Faulty foot function / biomechanics
Pretty shoes that lack cushioning and good old high heels
Book in for your Biomechanical and Gait Assessment
Which is the study of how you move and the relationship between forces and injury
We assess the movement of the body as a whole using Video Motion Capture Software and Plantar Pressure Analysis
Digital gait analysis: motion analysis to measure how the foot is moving to determine if abnormal foot motion is causing your pain
Pressure plate analysis: plantar pressure analysis can measure exactly where your peak stresses are how best to offload and protect the area
We have expert knowledge in sports shoe prescription
How do we fix your feet?
Ultrasound, MRI or X-Ray to determine if there is damage that may benefit from anti inflammatories or cortisone injections