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    Can bunions be prevented?

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  • Jacqueline Kan

    Podiatrist (General)

    Cheltenham Podiatry offers excellence in all areas of footcare.From corns, callouses, fungal nails to sports injuries, Diabetic foot care, ingrown nails and orthotics. Full gait … View Profile

    If they are picked up very early on with minimal deformity in a younger person, there is greater possibilty of slowing its progression and possibly prevention with appropriate treatment. This includes  wearing  low heeled ,broad toe box shoes with good support . Exercise therapy ,which involves strengthening and stretching of the intrinsic musculature surrounding the joint. A night splint and often orthotic therapy if their appears to be excessive pronation. As  there can be a strong genetic component to this condition, we can never guarentee 100% success, but early intervention will provide the best chance of an improved outcome.

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