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Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. Bunions are a progressive disorder. They begin with a leaning of the big toe, gradually changing the angle of the bones over the years and slowly producing the characteristic bump, which becomes increasingly prominent.
Although some people never have symptoms, they usually appear at later stages at the site of the bunion. Symptoms occur most often when wearing shoes that crowd the toes, such as shoes with a tight toe box or high heels. Spending long periods of time on your feet can also aggravate the symptoms of bunions.
- Changes in shoewear
- Activity modifications
- Injection therapy
- Orthotic devices
Bunions don’t go away and will usually get worse over time.
So call today to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
It’s time to discuss surgical options with a foot and ankle surgeon when the pain of a bunion interferes with daily activities and non-surgical treatments fail to relieve your pain. There are a variety of surgical procedures available to treat bunions which are designed to remove the “bump” of bone, correct the changes in the bony structure of the foot, and correct soft tissue changes that may also have occurred.
Symptoms, which occur at the site of the bunion, may include:
Pain or soreness
Inflammation and redness
A burning sensation