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Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment

Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment

Bunions can cause nagging discomfort throughout the day and restrict daily movements. They can quickly turn from a bump on your toe, to a painful deformity. However, if caught and treated early, it can be prevented from developing into a serious issue.

Bunion – Signs

It usually forms on the side of the big toe. It is a hard, bony lump that is often caused due to–

  • poorly-fitted shoes or high heels
  • genetic predispositions
  • a foot injury

Common symptoms are –

  • bony protrusion at the base of your toe
  • red discoloration
  • feeling of tightness in previously comfortable shoes

As it worsens, you may begin to notice these signs –

  • Persistent pain and swelling
  • Periodic numbness of the foot
  • Restricted and slowed movement of the toe/foot

See a podiatrist immediately if you notice any of the above signs.

Bunions – Treatments

For less severe cases, or those without pain yet, your podiatrist may recommend –

  • Soaking your foot in warm water
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications, such as Aspirin
  • Wearing shoe inserts and insoles
  • Avoiding tight-fitting footwear

In severe cases, your podiatrist will likely recommend –

  • Custom-made orthotics to restore toe alignment
  • Regular physical therapy under the supervision of an experienced therapist, and a specialized exercise regiment
  • Bunionectomy – a surgical procedure for bunion removal and foot realignment (only in the most severe cases)

If you are looking for the best foot treatment and foot surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, call Oasis Foot and Ankle Clinic at 602-993-2700 Now. Oasis Foot and Ankle Centers offer cutting edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments for foot and ankle conditions and injuries.

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