New Patient Bunion Assessment
Only $35* Usually $100
*Fully Claimable on your private health insurance
Alternative Foot Solutions offer gentle, hands on treatment for bunions without the need for surgery or orthotics to patients in Liberty Grove and surrounding areas.
A Bunions are a deviation of the big toe, where the big toe joint shifts toward the middle of the foot. This can be accompanied with a bony growth that turns into a large lump. The term bunion is a very broad term that can refer to a number of conditions. The technical term is Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV.
Research shows that bunions are extremely prevalent in Australia, affecting 1/3 of the population. Over the age of 60, it’s suggested to be as high as 70%.
All of which are preventable if treated as early as possible
If you fall into any of these categories, then we strongly suggest getting your potential bunion assessed as often pain is the last symptom. The earlier bunions are treated the lower the likelihood that you will need surgery.
Most doctors or foot specialists can tell if you have a bunion just by looking at your big toe in an initial foot assessment. After the careful examination, a weight-bearing x-ray is needed to determine the severity of the bunion, its angle, and whether or not the joint is damaged. The x-ray can even help the doctor or foot specialist uncover what might have caused the issue, which can help them decide the type of bunion treatment options to recommend.
Once the bunion is treated, the foot is x-rayed again to see how the toe has responded to the treatment. The x-rays help to show how the toe positioning has shifted by providing a side-by-side comparison opportunity of the foot bone structures before and after.
You may have been told that bunion surgery is the only treatment option available however, there is a non surgical treatment for bunions that is extremely successful in most cases. Foot mobilisation helps to address the underlying cause of your bunion, improving the way you stand and walk, as well as straightening the big toe.
Conservative management, such as foot mobilisation, is most effective when treatment of the bunion begins as early as possible, even if the sufferer feels no pain. Studies tell us that our bodies only feel pain during the last 7 – 10% of the progression of any condition. As a result, by the time a bunion starts to be painful, significant irreversible damage has already occurred.
Alternative Foot Solutions has successfully treated thousands of bunions in Sydney, we help people avoid bunion surgery through conservative management that is gentle and offers a long term solution.