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HOW TO KEEP THE BUNION DOCTOR AWAY

 

 

MOST BUNION SURGERIES CAN AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.  THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SEEKING BUNION SURGERY ARE FEMALE.  MOST BUNIONS ARE HEREDITARY BUT ARE AGGRAVATED BY WEARING HEELS AND SQUEEZING YOUR FOREFOOT INTO A NARROW, POINTY TOE BOX.  REMEMBERS AS THE TWIG IS BENT, SO IT GROWS THE TREE.  ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT MOST PEOPLE CONSULT A FOOT SURGEON FOR COSMETIC REASONS AND NOT DUE TO PAIN. A BUNION THAT IS ASYMPTOMATIC SHOULD NEVER, EVER BE OPERATED ON.  MANY TIMES BUNION SURGERY RESULTS IN THE PATIENT HAVING A STRAIGHT TOE WITH A SURGICAL SCAR WITH LOSS OF FUNCTION, FLEXIBILITY AND MANY TIMES RESULTS IN PAIN.

I REMEMBER ONE PATIENT INSISTING FOR COSMETIC REASONS TO OPT FOR SURGERY ONLY TO ENDURE A LIFETIME OF FOOT PAIN AND RESULTANT LOSS OF QUALITY OF LIFE.

THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH BUNIONS, EVEN PAINFUL BUNIONS.  IF THE PATIENT IS EXPERIENCING PAIN, WE START WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY SUCH AS INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, LASER, ULTRASOUND, SHOCKWAVE THERAPY, ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY, MYOPERCUSSION, CRYOTHERAPY, MOBILIZATION, MANIPULATION, STRETCHING, EXERCISES, CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AND INSTRUCTING THE PATIENT WHAT ARE THE PROPER SHOES TO WEAR.ONE OTHER OPTION IS WEARING A NIGHT SPLINT IN ORDER TO STRETCH THE JOINT BACK INTO SHAPE.

ALWAYS CONSIDER CONSERVATIVE THERAPY FIRST BEFORE SURGERY.  THERE IS NO SURGICAL TECHNIQUE OR MEDICATION WHICH DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT RISKS, SOMETIMES SERIOUS AND IN SOME CASES LIFE-THREATENING. MY CLINIC HAS BEEN PRACTICING CONSERVATIVE PATIENT CARE SINCE 1980 WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.  THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS AMONG OTHERS THAT SETS MY FOOT CLINIC APART FROM MANY OTHERS IN TORONTO.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO HEAL NATURALLY  THROUGH CONSERVATIVE CARE AND AVOIDING SURGERY AMD MEDICATIONS AT ALL COSTS, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS. WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY FROM THE MINUTE YOU STEP FOOT THROUGH OUR FRONT DOOR TO THE MINUTE YOU LEAVE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway Professional  Family  Foot  Care

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