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Jan 31, 2011
This exercise is not unusual but here is the rest of my own story
by: Jenny

I suffered from a hallux rigidus and this was one of the exercises I was once given, plus several others, by a podiatrist. I didn't expect them to get rid of the problem but hoped they'd keep the muscles in my feet in as good a state as possible in the circumstances.

Eventually, as I got older and my feet spread despite my efforts, I had the bunion operated on. The joint had gone too far to salvage and was fused. That was about 18 months ago and for a long time I thought I had made a mistake in opting for this. I'm not sure that I would do the same again because I was uncomfortable for such a long time, but now I am happy with my foot and the pain has gone. At last I can wear my usual (flat/low heeled) shoes and my foot looks neat.

One thing I have used, which may have helped, is a machine I bought to help with my varicose veins (sounds awful, but that's what age can do). It is a Circulation Booster V3. I think a side effect may have been an improvement in the muscles of my feet. I can't prove this and I'm not advertising the machine but the muscles do get a certain amount of involvement, obviously.

Anyway, now I'm fairly happy and I'm trying to keep things that way. My footwear in the home is a pair of Crocs with SUPERfeet insoles in them. (I happened to have these insoles, knew that they suited my feet and found that they not only fitted nicely inside my Crocs but also that the 2 together made a very comfortable combination.

This, I hope, is the end of my bunion story!

Jan 20, 2011
Point of these exercises is ...?
by: Anonymous

These simple exercises do sound potentially worth doing, but could you please say a bit more about what they are expected to accomplish?

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