I love when a client tells me that bunions are inherited.

Sure, sorta kinda: the Framingham Foot Study of 6,000 people concluded in 2010 that: “Bunions were inherited in 39% of the women and 38% of the men.”

We learn to walk by mirroring the gait of our parents, in the same way that we learn to speak by mirroring the accent, vocabulary and intonations of our parents.

Bunions are effectively a “slamming” of the bodyweight onto the big toe, and therefore the gait mechanics aren’t ideal, from foot to pelvis and back down again.

The researchers in the study above agreed that people who are at risk of inheriting foot problems should practice interventions.

So consider some Yamuna foot work.

Your future in sandals will thank you.

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