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A Comprehensive Approach to Common Foot Problems

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


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October 19, 2018
Darcy Scott

I have severe bunions and currently cannot run. I’m hoping to find a nonsurgical solution.

October 19, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Darcy,

Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear that your bunions are preventing you from running. I have some recommendations and resources for you that I think you might find helpful.

Bunions usually form over long periods and are the result of wearing conventional footwear that holds the big toe in a bunion configuration. Because this big toe dislocation happens slowly, it often takes a bit of time, patience, and diligence, too, to rehabilitate the foot and realign the big toe to its normal anatomical position.

In our experience, we’ve found that using Correct Toes toe spacers ( is one of the most helpful ways to address or prevent bunions. Wearing wide toe box (i.e., foot-shaped) shoes that are also flat and flexible in the sole is another important part of naturally rehabilitating the big toe. The shoes you wear should have a sufficiently wide toe box to accommodate Correct Toes. You can find Correct Toes compatible footwear here:

Men’s Foot-Healthy Shoes:

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Here are several resources from our site that focus on bunions and how to approach this problem from a natural perspective:


Bunion Reversal Strategies:

Bunions: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches:

I hope this info helps, Darcy! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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