What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


A bunion is a protrusion at

Bunions are recognizable by the

Vigorous massage is locally con-

(page 94)

the metatarsal-phalangeal

large bump on the medial aspect

traindicated at the point of a


joint of the great toe that

of the foot. If they are inflamed, .

bunion regardless, and especially


occurs when the toe is lat-

they will be red, hot, and possibly

when or if it is inflamed. Mas-


erally deviated.


sage elsewhere on the foot or




body is very much indicated




within pain tolerance to help




with compensation patterns that




occur when it is difficult to walk.


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