I have had a bunion on my right toe since I was about 16 years old. Here I am 12 years later feeling lower back pain on my right side of my body.
I went in to see several doctors and it turns out that my bunion is the root of all evil.
Because my bunion has pushed my toe inwards, the ligaments have ultimately made me flat footed on the right side. As a result, my ankle has lowered, causing my knee to lose stability and my lower back is taking the brunt end of the damage since it's the only thing that's relatively the way it should be.
Now, I can only train legs or run long distances if I'm wearing custom orthotics and I have my knee wrapped tightly to stabilize and keep the swelling out.
I have to get surgery to correct the bunion and then rehab everything else.
My balance is horrible on my right leg as well.
Anyone else gone through something similar and successfully rehabilitated out of it?