Balance Exercises For Bunions

      By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist At Exercise For Balance via

Balance exercises can help with those painful bunions on your feet. A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the biggest joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions form when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from normal position of your foot. Over time, the abnormal positioning enlarges your big toe joint, pressing on your other toes and causing pain.  Bunions can occur from wearing shoes that are too tight around the toes, having flat feet or low arches or wearing high heels.  With the resulting joint stiffness and foot pain, the person’s balance abilities diminished secondary to the fact that our balance system relies extensively on the information from our feet and ankles to help a stay upright.  Please see

Balance Exercises Help With Bunions

Balance exercises can help with the practice of off loading body weight through the big toe joint where a painful bunion is located.  Typically, the bunion increases foot pain on the medial side of the foot, arch and heel, forcing the person to shift their body weight more laterally to the outside of their feet.  By shifting weight laterally, the person loses their center balance point, which decreases their balance abilities and increases their risk for falling.  Balance routines and balance techniques can help the individual learn to shift their weight in a slowed and controlled manner with minimal foot pain and maximal balance skills.


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