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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
  • Stretches
  • Massage and Mobilsation
  • At times surgical intervention is indicated

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