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Bunions Are No Funion!

What are bunions, do you suffer from them, what causes them and most importantly can Awaken Optimal Health help?

– What is a bunion?

Definition By Mayo Clinic staff A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the 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 profile of your foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, further crowding your other toes and causing pain.

Bunions manifest as:

-Swelling or enlargement of the metatarsophalangeal joint camera at the base of the big toe.

-Displacement of the big toe toward the other toes.

-Joint redness.

-Joint pain or stiffness.

-Skin irritation over the bunion.

Bunions can occur for a number of reasons, but a common cause is wearing shoes that fit too tightly. Bunions can also develop as a result of an inherited structural defect or stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis.

Smaller bunions — bunionettes — can also develop on the joint of your little toes.

Do you suffer from bunions?

Have you been told surgery is the only option?

Perhaps, the important question is can Chiropractic care by Doc Leonardi and the Awaken Optimal Health team help?

The good news is yes. Utilizing a protocol specifically developed for bunions*, we have had results beyond our and our patient’s expectations.

If you are suffering from bunions and have been told surgery is your only option, give Doc Leonardi a call @ Awaken Optimal Health (570) 489-4444, discover your non-surgical option, get started with your treatment, and most importantly, get on the road to relief today.


*Bunion pain decreases by an average of more than 90 percent after a course of chiropractic care. -Foot (Edinb).2011 Jun;21(2):71-8

Joseph F. Leonardi, CPT, AS, BS, DC


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