What are bunions?
This common condition whereby the big toe is angled excessively towards the second toe.
The bunion is a symptoms of this deformity and demonstrates a bony prominence to the side of the big toe. This can also form a large sac of fluid, known as a bursa, which can become inflamed and sore at this joint
Aside from a genetic propensity, wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions and/or can make them worse.
Bunions can also develop from altered stresses to your foot and can also co-exist with arthritis.
Symptoms of this condition
- A bony and/or large bump on the outside of the base of your big toe
- Swelling, redness or soreness around your big toe joint
- Thickening skin at the base of your big toe
- Corns or calluses — these often develop where the first and second toes overlap
- Persistent or intermittent pain
- Restricted movement of your big toe
Treatments we provide for bunions
- Changing shoes
- Padding and splints
- Custom Made devices
- Massage and Mobilsation
- At times surgical intervention is indicated