A little bit of self help

This feature article provides a little bit of self-help alongside my latest book. Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Behind the Scenes.

You may have found this article or have been directed from the article self help and the bunion book.

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There are 2 other films that feature in the book. One film shows drawing fluid from a ganglion, and the other film shows how to carry out a safety check before theatre. To read more you can download the eBook from Amazon,  or send for the paperback book published by Busypencilcase Reflective Communications. See my bookstore.

a little bit of self help and guidance in my bunion book


My new book features a little bit of self help films

  • Video; duration 3-6 minutes
  • British English language and text
  • Supporting titles and guides linked to website consultingfootpain.co.uk
  • Bunion (Hallux valgus) dressing pad. Also, see my linked article posted in May 2019 for additional written guidance.
  • Mobilisation and manipulation of a stiff toe
  • Resting a painful big toe joint, retaining mobility

Bunion pad to protect the skin and joint is covered. Duration 6.15 mins


Mobilising the first toe joint is demonstrated in order to maintain flexibility. Duration 3.04 mins

A painful joint needs resting. The ‘Fan Strap is a good way to allow mobility and shoe fit while resting the joint.  Duration 5.20 mins


More a bit of self help information and facts Click on other links (below) related to the subject of bunions 

The Bunion hallux valgus deformity Number One
Stiff Big Toe Joint Pain Number Three
Bunion surgery the best age?

Other helpful films featured in the book

  • Aspiration of fluid from a ganglion. The jelly-like fluid is drawn off from a wrist in this 1.37 min film and is similar to the procedure for a bunion swelling where the bone is not involved. A film by Mike Hayton. (2012) click here
  • What is involved with a pre-surgical safety check when admitted to the operating theatre. This is often known as a WHO check. Film Practitioner 12. 3.41 min (2019) click here


Thanks for reading ‘A little bit of self help?’ written by David Tollafield


Busypencilcase Reflective Communications Est. 2015 

July 2020