Popular Q&A: Foot Surgery

Are There Any Exercises to Remove Bunions Instead of Surgery?

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Are there any exercises to remove bunions instead of surgery?
The short answer is yes! But this depends on the severity of the bunion deformity and how long the problem has existed before beginning a bunion rehabilitation program. In our experience, we have found that the Big Toe Stretch is a helpful first-line exercise in achieving bunion correction. Stretching the tight muscles and tendons on the... Read more

Is the Little Toe a Vestigial Structure? Why or Why Not?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

Is the little toe a vestigial structure? Why or why not?
A vestigial structure is an organ or physical attribute that has lost some, most, or all of its original or ancestral function but yet is still retained by members of a given species. An example of a vestigial structure in humans is the appendix (at least, to the best of our knowledge). Suggesting that the... Read more