Bunion Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain
"I had been suffering for some time with a very painful bunion and had been put on a consultants’ list for an operation. I went to Stuart in desperation and after two or three visits for shock wave treatment I was pain free and have remained so. Needless to say, I cancelled the operation. Stuart’s clinic is always welcoming and friendly." Margaret Moss
A bunion (hallux valgus) is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe know. Characterised by the big toe pointing inwards towards the other toes on the same foot, which can force the foot bone attached to it (the first metatarsal) to stick outwards. Years of poor foot wear and abnormal pressure on the joint forces the big toe to bend toward the others, which causes an often-painful lump on the joint.
Arthritis of the 1st joint toe metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is the second most common pathology of this joint following bunion deformity. First joint arthritis is a progressive degenerative condition, which results in decreased motion of the joint and pain.
Margaret Moss was scheduled for surgery to correct her bunion by to removing or to realign the bone that sticks out. However after a successful course of shockwave therapy treatments with Stuart Brown at A-King Feet, Solihull, she has avoided painful surgery and the risks associated with it.
About A-King Feet
Stuart Brown BSc (Hons) MChS HPC No. CH253396
Having received a Birmingham university degree in Podiatry, Stuart has trained in many chiropody specialities within local hospitals/health centres and now transferred these skills into his clinics. A-King Feet, Solihull and Manor Walk offer Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSW) using the lastest Storz Medical equipment.