FINDING THE WHY
Hallux Abducto Valgus is the fancy name for Bunions. Unfortunately, there is nothing fancy about bunions, neither the feel nor the look. A lot of people assume there is nothing that can be done to resolve a bunion other than letting a surgeon take a scalpel to it. Many other misconceptions regarding bunions include the cause, early signs and symptoms, treatment and prognosis.
Bunions can be begin to present in early childhood, early adulthood or later in life. It all depends on why. The ‘why’ is very important in determining the prognosis and appropriate treatment. Not everyone’s bunions are the same and not everyone will be or should be receiving the same treatment.
There are lots of different causes of bunion, which is why whoever you consult with about them should always be taking a thorough history and assessment. They should know you and your lower limbs well.
There are many different causes of bunions which can include, to name just a few common ones:
- Genetic predisposition
- Foot function and mechanics
- Foot posture
- Lower limb function
- Muscular imbalances
Conservative treatment options should ALWAYS be considered first. Bunions are commonly the presenting symptom of a cause that can be addressed without surgery.
Here at Health Associates our Podiatrists can help identify the causative factors contributing to your bunions. Our Podiatrist Anneliese suggests cracking down on them early, as early prevention is key to either slowing down or stopping the progression of Hallux Abducto Valgus.
Anneliese is at Health Associates as a Podiatrist working Monday and fortnightly Saturday.
She holds both a Bachelor of Psychology and Podiatry.
As a podiatrist she combines her proficient knowledge of human mechanics and ability to connect and engage with her patients to deliver outstanding clinical outcomes and an exceptional customer experience.
Anneliese loves health and fitness and enjoys encouraging her patients to maximise their health.
For appointments call 9542 3330 or book online today.