Complete, Efficient Care for Bunions
EmergeOrtho’s physicians have treated thousands of patients with bunions, which is a very common condition—an estimated 50 percent of women have bunions, which causes chronic pain. Our comprehensive treatment means we can accurately diagnose and treat bunions in a caring, proficient and efficient manner.
What are bunions?
Bunions are tender lumps near toe joints — especially the big toe. A bunion occurs when the bones that comprise the big toe of the foot begin to bend outwards. If left untreated, it can be very painful and can lead to arthritis.
Bunions, also called hallux valgus, are very common and tend to run in families, although they can also be caused by years of wearing high heels or improper shoes. If left untreated, they can lead to arthritis or even foot disfigurement.
Treatment for Bunions
There are several ways to treat a bunion nonsurgically including the use of special padding and shoe inserts. Anti-inflammatory medication can reduce swelling, while loose-fitting shoes will provide additional comfort. Soaking the foot in warm water can also temporarily alleviate the pain.
In more serious cases, surgery is necessary to remove bunions (bunionectomy.) During this procedure, our experienced surgeons will also move ligaments, tendons and nerves to realign your big toe and place it in the correct position. Following surgery, your foot will be able to fit comfortably into your regular shoe size.
Symptoms of bunions
The most obvious sign of a bunion is a large, bulging bump on the outside of the big toe. Other symptoms include:
- Corns and/or calluses
- Difficulty finding shoes that will fit properly
- Redness and irritation
- Bunions can also limit movement of your big toe, particularly if affected by arthritis.
If you have pain caused by bunions, do not suffer needlessly–our expertise can help you emerge from this condition without pain. Contact one of our many EmergeOrtho locations today to request an appointment and receive effective and efficient care.