Using Correct Toes in combination with men's and women's foot-healthy footwear is one of the best strategies to help reverse or prevent bunions, but what else can you do in terms of tactics, techniques, and exercises to assist this process? This video takes a closer look at exactly this question and includes the following demonstrations:
1. How to manually straighten the big toe 2. How to massage the adductor hallucis muscle 3. How to traction the big toe (i.e., how to pull the big toe away from the first metatarsal) 4. How to use a rubber band to pull both big toes away from the second toes and into proper alignment
Combined, these strategies can help reduce bunion-related pain or discomfort and improve the alignment of your big toe. For more information about bunions and how they can be treated, please see our post entitled Bunions: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches.
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Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.