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    • #71209
      AvatarMurat Karakas
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      Hi all,

      I’m curious to know if anybody is aware of any solutions to mitigate the progression of bunions and/or reverse some of the symptoms. I’ve basically had no hip ROM and flat/weak feet for most of my athletic career, which has caused me to improperly load my feet during gait, resulting in the onset of hallux valgus. As a side note, for the greater portion of my life I’ve completely been in the dark about posture and mobility, so needless to say I’ve been a wholesale mess (forward head on neck, douchey internally rotated shoulder guy, quad dominant anteriorly rotated pelvis). I’m currently following Kelly’s model, respecting the spine first and working to restore motion to the big engines, but I know that if I don’t address my foot mechanics then it’s very difficult to create postural integrity for the pelvis and the rest of the spine. I’ve been spending time barefoot and working on mobilizing/strengthening the tissues while also wearing “toe separators”, but I’m wondering if there is anything else I should be doing. To those who comment, I thank you for your insight. 
    • #75569
      AvatarAnonymous

      What is done is done, but you can prevent it from getting worse.
      Check these out
      Episode 54: Pinchy Ankles and Weak Feet
      Rebuilding Your Feet With Brian MacKenzie
      Rebuilding The Feet, Part 2
      Rebuilding the Feet Part 3
      and Roop and Jami’s Excellent foot and ankle adventures 1-1V
      Scrunching up a towel with your foot will help build strength.
      Start with 1-3:00 3X per week

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