Bunion Alternative Care – Types Of Bunions

Learn About The Different Types Of Bunions

What Is A Bunion?

Bunions are bony deformities that shows as lumps on your feet. Bunions are a progressive disorder which means that without treatment they will only get worse with time. Bunions can cause mild to severe pain and if not treated can lead to not being able to walk at all. Bunions develop when the weight of your body falls unevenly on the joints and tendons in your feet. There are several types of bunions. Bunions can form on the big toe, top of the foot and on the pinky (small) toe. There is an argument among medical professionals that bunions can develop from wearing poorly fitted shoes, narrow toed & high heeled shoes, from a genetic foot defect, daily stress on the foot or a medical condition such as arthritis. The symptoms of bunions can include irritated skin, pain when standing or walking, foot joint pain and the possible shifting of the big toe toward the other toes. When the big toe shifts it can overlap or under lap the second toe. Blisters can form around the location of the bunion as shoe rub against that spot.

Hammer Toes (AKA Claw Foot)

Hammer toe also known as claw foot, claw toe and contracted toe is a painful condition where the toes become bent up or down. There are three types of medical conditions that are referred to as hammer toe. These deformity affect the second, third and fourth toes at either the proximal interphalangeal joint, the distal interphalangeal joint or the lesser metatarsophalangeal joint. Hammer toe can cause mild to severe pain and lead to immobility or a reduce not so active lifestyle.

Bunion (of the Big Toe)

When someone mentions the word bunion they are most likely referring to a lump on their big toe. The bone in the big toe in medical terms is called the first metatarsal. Big toe bunions are the most common type of bunion and they can cause mild to severe pain. Left untreated, a person can be left unable to walk without help, lose physical fitness and be forced to undertake surgery.

Categories of Bunions of the Big Toe:

Common Bunion

A common bunion is an accumulation of calcium molecules near the big toe joint or 1st metatarsal joint of the big toe. The deposits are deposited by the body along the main lines of force being exerted by one or more of the identified faults present. In most cases it continues up on top of the toe resulting in the that notorious lump seen in most bunions. Early stage bunions seem to have much harder calcium deposited all along this line of force. Over time the calcium (which continues to be deposited) seems to be of a softer less dense form. Extremely large bunions are typically this type of bunion. It is shaped exactly like a large oval ball.

Treating this type of bunion is much easier compared to others and you can see rapid reduction in size of the bunion in the first 2 to 3 treatments. Since the outer layers of calcium is composed of a softer calcium, it is much easier to remove. Most people who have had their bunion rub inside their shoes will see an immediate looseness in their shoe after their first or second treatment.


Inflammatory Bunion

An Inflammatory Bunion consists of connective tissue combined with swelling, fluid build-up, inflammation, and redness, forming a protruding lump on the big toe. It can be compared to a swollen balloon on the side of your big toe. It has perfectly rounded contours filled with fluid. It is also painful to do any type of physical activities. Even walking is painful.

This type of bunion occurs gradually and increases in size and pain over a short period of time. The entire bunion may go between periods of extreme pain and swelling, to almost be gone only to return once again. Eventually it flares up again and remains until something is done to correct the forces on the foot responsible for its formation.

Compilation Bunion

This type of bunion is also an accumulation of calcium but differs from the common bunion. This accumulation covers a small region on the side of the toe and is quite thick. This lump is usually right next to the joint or on the joint line itself but primarily on the side of the toe only. It can easily result in a deviated big toe as the deposited calcium invades the joint space thus wedging the toe inward. This type of bunion is usually small in surface area but quite high protruding out the side of the foot making it appear huge. It is usually comprised of a much harder calcium than that of the common bunion.

Arthritic Bunion

Three very distinct factors exist with an arthritic bunion which are unmistakably ominous. First, the calcium in this type of bunion is the of the hardest, most dense form seen in any bunion with a potential bony matrix interspersed throughout its mass. It is as close to real bone as it could ever come. Secondly, these bunions at times can’t even be seen as their calcium is of a low-profile appearance with a small knob on the upper/outer side of the toe. The deposition of calcium does not follow the normal pattern seen in the other bunions. The deposited calcium is laid down along the entire joint line of the toe, and a small lumpy deposit on the upper outer aspect of the toe. Arthritic bunions have distinct characteristics which are common to everyone who has this type of bunion. The joint is always painful with only brief moments of relief. The bunion has a small ridge along the top of the toe and a small lump on the upper and outer aspect of the toe . The joint has a restricted range of motion or is totally fused. The big toe will often be straight or only slightly deviated.


Tailors Bunion (AKA bunionettes)

A Tailor bunion or bunionette forms on the small toe or pinky toe. The small toe bone is known as the fifth metatarsal bone. Bunionettes can cause just as much pain as big toe bunions causing more imbalance as you shift your weight even more to avoid pain. Microcurrent treatments can help reduce or eliminate this imbalance and help your feet to feel better within just a few treatments.

Types Of Bunion Treatments

There are many types of alternative bunion treatments that you can use to help reduce your pain. Treatments include loose shoes, bunion pads, slings, splints (such as the Bunion Bootie or Correct Toes), orthotics, and micro-current technology.

The New Way and Best Way to Treat Bunions Conservatively is through Microcurrent Therapy Bunion Treatment with Dr. Robert Levingston. Not only is the appearance of the bunion diminished but the functionality of the foot seems to improve dramatically as well. Look at his results on BunionTreatmentInfo.com. They are absolutely incredible and the benefits are HUGE compared to surgery. Sometimes surgery is the only option if the feet have been “let go” for too long.

Lets be truthful. No one wants bunion surgery. It can be extremely effective and in fact  the only option if conservative treatment is ruled out. As a general rule, a bunionectomy (or bunion surgery) should be thought of as a last resort option.

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