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Bunion, Valgus Hallux and Physiotherapy Singapore

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A bunion refers to the enlarging or the enlargement of the joint of the big toe, at its base and side (refer to the picture). It forms when the big toe bends towards the other toe causing the joint to become larger.

They can be painful, and many patients with this conditions develops arthritis and decreased range of motion. There is an almost-always accompanying condition: Hallux Valgus, where the big toe deviates towards the other toes.

What are the symptoms?

The big toe starts to deviate towards the other toes on the same feet, and becoming harder in the joint. In the beginning, usually it's not painful, but as the condition progresses, the toe deviate and the bump enlarges more and more, there will be an increased in pain from the now-unsuitable footwear or the pain from pressure within the joint.

Corns can develop on the enlarged joint, as well as on the second toe because of the deviation of the toes that rubs and presses onto the footwear.

What causes them?

The most usual cause is the instability in the front part of the patient's foot. In many patients, it is often a genetic disposition that is passed down for generations. Improper, tight-fitting shoes and sandals causes the problem to become worse, but is not the major cause. The main cause is the force imbalance exerted in the toes and foot during walking, that causes the joint instability. In some cases, it can also develop after physical or neurological damage to the foot.

Treatment:

  1. identify and correct any improper footwear issues
  2. if imbalance within foot is found, to correct it
  3. surgical intervention if problem persists

Immediate goals for physiotherapy are to for pain relief by relieving the pressure on the bunion, secondly is to minimize the deformity progression. Later we improve the range of motion and help with the development of orthotics.

Usually we will start with a little bit of heat therapy to relax the joints and soft tissue, then apply some gentle mobilization to loosen the affected joints before starting on strengthening to help increase the strength in the muscles in the leg and foot that helps to correct the alignment.

Supplication with a hallux valgus splinting do help too, an external orthotics helps bring and keep the big toe in proper alignment.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our Bunion Management Page
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

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