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Bunion Treatment

Do You Have Painful Bunions?

Illustration of bunionThere are two main components that can contribute to the deformity of a bunion:

  • The first toe bone begins to move out, widening the center of the foot.
  • Often there is a displacement of the big toe back in the opposite direction, towards the smaller toes, creating an angled toe.

A Common Deformity

Bunions are a very common deformity in the foot; regularly experienced by individuals with a family history and women that wear high heels. They can affect people of all ages, including children, however they are most commonly seen in the middle aged and older generations.

Causes and Contributing Factors:

  • Foot posture and biomechanics; rolling in can produce excessive loads on the 1st toe joint
  • Family history
  • Weak muscle strength or ligaments in the leg and foot
  • Incorrect footwear: Narrow toe area, tight or high-heeled shoes
  • Trauma to the area

Symptoms:

  • Inflammation, pain, redness or stiffness around the big toe may be seen
  • Overlapping of the second toe causing a deformity of the other digits

Treatment:

Treatment of bunion is often decided upon by the severity of pain and deformity:

  • Footwear with increased width and depth to provide extra support
  • Orthoses to support the joint and provide the correct foot positioning to slow down the development of the bunion.
  •  Padding to the problem area
  •  Regular management of corns and calluses
  • Surgery of the bunion foot

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