Bunions involve bony protrusion and repositioning of the joint at the base of the big toes. Bunions most commonly affect the big toe but also can affect the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. Bunions most commonly affect women and may or may not cause symptoms.

Hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus (HAV) is the name used for the deviated position of the big toe.

Treatment of bunions can include rest, icing, foot supports (orthotics), medications, steroid injections, and taping or surgery.


1.   Address any footwear problems
2.  Correct the imbalance, pronation of the foot be using Quadrastep orthotics
3.  Taping of the toe to re align but if the problem persists then a surgical referral maybe necessary

Range of Motion Physical Therapy supply Quadrastep Orthotic, as above the orthotic can help to correct the alignment of the foot to help relieve pressure around the area of the bunion by spreading the weight of the foot.

The Quadrastep orthotic is supplied following a clinical assessment to identify and differentiate the structural and functional aspect of your foot. There are 6 specific foot “types”, based on your individual foot type it maybe the cause of Knee, Hip or Low Back Pain.

The Quadrastep orthotic is a moulded orthotic with the required support, recesses and heel cup/sidewall to effectively fit your specific foot type and treat any ongoing pain you may have as a result of your foot type.

As the Orthotics are an off the shelf product they can be supplied at a fraction of the price of custom made orthotics, they do not require any additional scans and can be provided immediately.