Burrard Vancouver Orthotics: Bunionette

A bunionette is very similar to bunion except it happens on the outer side of foot, where the little toe is located. Bunionette is a bony prominent that forms on the joint of the last or 5th toe. It forms when there is too much pressure at the joint or at front of the foot. The main causes of bunionette that we see in Burrard Orthotics Vancouver are having flat arches or arches that are too high, wearing tight shoes or shoes with small and narrow toe box, or wearing high heels too frequently. As the pressure increases against the base of the little toe, the joint of the first toe starts to increase the surface area to alleviate the built up pressure and that is how the joint of the little toe increases in size and gets painful. Bunionette can be asymptomatic at the beginning but if they get ignored and left untreated they will become symptomatic and painful.

The best way of treating bunionette, without surgery is by finding out the cause of them. Most commonly, they are caused by the bio mechanical failure of the foot, flat or high arches which can be corrected by foot orthotics at Burrard Vancouver Orthotics.

Custom foot orthotics are the most common and the most effective ways of treating the bunionette. By providing a proper custom orthotics, they can support the arches and take the pressure off of the heel and the forefoot portion of the foot. Custom orthotics can reduce the pain and soreness from the area and eventually remove the pain slowly.

However, one must note that, the formation of bunionette is irreversible. Bunionette can be managed by proper footwear and high quality custom foot orthotics.

Here at Burrard Chiropractic and Orthotics Vancouver office, we are specialized in providing high quality custom foot orthotics to help and maintain your bunionette.

For more information contact our office at 604-568-6545 or email us: contact@drzavosh.com or visit our website: www.drzavosh.com

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