What is Bunion?

Bunions refer to a painful bony lump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. The Bunions may take place due to the defective structure of the foot which could be because of the flat feet or the extreme flexibility.

Bunions Treatment

In some cases, the Bunions can be caused by trauma or inherited structural defects. When the Bunions take place due to wearing the wrong shoes, it affects the joint of the little toe.

The general symptoms of the Bunions may include inflammation, swelling and soreness over the joint of the big toe. A person having the Bunions may also feel the burning and red skin or searing pain and sometimes numbness. The treatment of the Bunions may include the changes in footwear, footwear pads and ice. Furthermore the doctors may recommend the anti inflammatory drugs and the orthotic devices or the surgery of the Bunions.

A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. Bunions are often caused by the misalignment of the big toe joint or due to growth of a bony nodule on the inside of the foot. Doveston Health offers a variety of treatment options designed to reduce your pain and keep you on your feet.

Treatment Options

  • Custom orthotics to reduce pressure over the bunion area
  • Footwear alterations to improve room for the bunion
  • Exercises to maintain joint mobility and overall foot strength, and prevent stiffness

When conservative treatment options have been exhausted if your bunion has not reduced or it has increased in size, surgery may be recommended. Our podiatrists can discuss this procedure with you. Certain surgical procedures can address alignment of the toe and relieve pain. The podiatrists at Doveston Health, can expertly determine the best surgical and/or non-surgical option or options for you. Our team is fully committed to providing the best possible outcome for you.