In the beginning, changes can be subtle but can eventually progress to overlapping of toes and constant pain at the front of the foot. As the deformity progresses, you may find it hard to fit into shoes. It may also limit your daily activities as it progresses.
Smaller bunion (bunionette) can also occur at the joint of your little toe.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Bunions
A Progressive Disorder that can get severe with time
Bunion is a chronic condition that causes osteoarthritis of the big toe joint. Symptoms include:
- Bony protrusion at the base of the big toe joint
- Redness, swelling, soreness or an unpleasant feeling at the big toe joint
- Corns and callus formation at the base of the big toe or the ball of the foot
- Pain when standing or walking
Factors Which May Contribute To Developing A Bunion
- Family history of bunions
- Flat foot (pes planus)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Narrow or ill-fitting shoes, high heel shoes
- Generalized ligamentous laxity
- Jobs that requires a lot of standing/walking
How Atlas Podiatry Can Help You with Treatment for Bunions on the Big toe
Our podiatrists can give a variety of therapies to alleviate symptoms and long-term care to prevent bunion growth. They will spend time educating you about frequent misconceptions about the usefulness of bunion correctors or splints.
A Pain-free Life!
Our treatment for bunion on your big toe aims to delay the progression of the bunion and let you live a pain-free life. If you’ve already had surgery, our podiatrists can help you avoid relapse by identifying and eliminating the problem’s underlying causes.
Individual Care and Treatment
Our specialists will provide a personalized treatment plan for you based on the examination results, which may include the use of custom foot orthotics, changes in footwear, sports taping, and exercises tailored to the foot and lower limb. We believe in non surgical bunion treatment.
More Than 20 Years of Combined Experience
Atlas Podiatry is known for non surgical bunion treatment. Our professional podiatrists will treat your bunions in an effective way, helping you have a pain-free and better life. We are here to give you the best care that you need.
Podiatrists offer non-surgical treatment that may include the following to help with your bunion
- Clinical orthotics (insoles) to help re-align the way you walk to reduce the stress and damage to the big toe joint
- Personalized footwear assessment and advice
- Paddings to relieve pain and reduce callus/corn caused by friction from the bunion
- Personalized exercises to slow down progression of your bunion
Bunions do not go away on its own and is a progressive foot deformity. Hence, it is highly recommended to seek treatment before it worsens. Conservative (non-invasive) management is usually the first line treatment and if symptoms persists, surgery would be recommended to relieve the pain.