Bunions are a common, painful condition typically found on the inner foot near the big toe, although they can occasionally occur on the fifth toe. They result from inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac within connective tissues. The inflammation and thickening of these sacs lead to the development of a problematic bone formation, pushing the toe out of alignment and causing significant discomfort.
If you’re dealing with bunions, you’re likely familiar with the associated symptoms. As bunions progress, you can expect pain, redness, and heightened sensitivity. Left untreated, bunions can eventually impede normal walking and lead to severe pain.
Bunions can be hereditary, indicating that foot shape and movement may contribute to the condition. Improper alignment during standing, walking, and participating in activities can compromise foot integrity, resulting in increased pressure.
Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options for bunions. Reach out to us today to take the first steps toward relieving the pain associated with this condition.
Addressing bunions doesn’t always necessitate surgery. Your podiatrist might recommend lifestyle adjustments, like opting for more comfortable and supportive footwear, incorporating shoe inserts, or considering weight loss. Additionally, applying ice to your feet and using over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can help alleviate inflammation.
In cases where your podiatrist determines that surgery is the most suitable solution for your bunions, there are various surgical options to consider. Some procedures even permit immediate weight-bearing after surgery.