Are there any exercises that can help my big toe instead of surgery?


Q: I really want to avoid surgery on my big toe. Are there any exercises that would help instead?

-Submitted by Mr. Wada, Fukuoka City, Japan

Commentary by a toe doctor

Keiro Yuasa

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Toes, Director of Toe Research Institute, President of the Japanese Society of Functional Foot and Toe Therapy, and developer of Halmek shoes. Former director, vice president, and medical director of General Hospital. His specialties are exercise physiology and anatomy. He is also a foot and shoe specialist and a leading expert in postural occlusion therapy. He has cured various orthopedic diseases (over 70,000 people) with toe therapy alone.

Our answer

The short answer is yes! However, this depends on the severity of the big toe deformity and the length of time the big toe has been deformed prior to starting a toe rehabilitation program.


In our experience,Stretching the big toehas been found to be an effective first choice of exercise (exercises) to achieve hallux valgus correction.

HIRONOVA Exercise (Stretching the big toe)

Stretching the stiffened muscles and tendons on the inside of the big toe is an important step in this process, but this stretching alone is not sufficient to successfully remove the big toe in most people, especially if the big toe has been present for a long time and the tissues surrounding and acting on the thumb have become stiff This is inadequate for

YOSHIRO MODEL helps correct big toe

For many people with bunions, footwear that is healthy for the feet (i.e.,Footwear with normal and natural foot and toe anatomyCorrect in combination with theToe Supporter(YOSHIRO SOCKS) is one of the most effective strategies to help improve or prevent bunions.

Another tool that can help address existing bunions is the HIRONOBA-METHOD. In addition to toe stretches, there are several other exercises that can be easily performed. These exercises will be discussed in detail in a new book to be released in June.

big toe and its true causes (you will also learn about natural, non-invasive, non-surgical approaches to this common foot problem). This article is packed with great information if you want to learn more about

Keiro Yuasa
Doctor of Toe (Physical Therapist)
Leading expert in toe research. Physical therapist. Director of the Toe Research Institute. President of the Japanese Society of Functional Toe Therapy. Developer of Hironoba Gymnastics, YOSHIRO SOCKS, YOSHIRO INSOLE, and Halmek shoes. Conducted research at the University of Tokyo and International University of Health and Welfare. Former director, vice president, medical director, and head of the day-care rehabilitation center at General Hospital. Author of numerous books. He has appeared on "Gaia no Yoake (Dawn of Gaia)," "NHK Gatten," "NHK BS New Common Sense of Beauty and Youth," "NHK Sakidori," and many other TV programs, and has written many books, including "Grab Your Toes in Just 5 Minutes and Your Hips and Back Will Never Swing Again! (PHP Publishing Co., Ltd.) and many others.

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