Bunions are a common foot problem that can cause ongoing pain and make it difficult to wear your normal footwear. If you have bunions, the team of podiatrists at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, offers a wide range of safe and effective treatments at their offices in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton, Florida. They can help manage the condition with conservative approaches or surgical correction if needed. To schedule your visit, call or book an appointment online today.
A bunion is a type of foot condition that causes the bones and tissues in the front of your foot to push out of alignment.
It’s a progressive condition that doesn’t go away on its own and continues to worsen over time. In most cases, a bunion occurs when your big toe is forced inwards toward your smaller toes.
As the toe continues to point inward, it causes the joint at the base of your toe to stick out. This bony protrusion is what’s typically referred to as a bunion. Although bunions typically affect the big toe, they can also affect smaller toes as well.
Bunions affect people of all ages, ethnicities, and activity levels. Some people are at a higher risk of developing bunions because of the structure of their feet. Having issues like flat feet or high arches can increase your risk of bunions.
Bunions can also develop as a result of traumatic injuries. Although wearing high heels or tight-fitting shoes may not cause bunions, they can increase your risks and worsen your condition.
Bunions affect the bone, joints, and soft tissues in your feet. People with bunions frequently struggle with soreness, numbness, and joint pain. The pain caused by bunions often increases during long periods of standing or walking.
Footwear is another major problem for people with bunions. The bony protrusion caused by bunions makes it difficult to find shoes that fit without causing pain.
Because bunions are a progressive condition, it’s important to seek treatment as early as possible. If your condition is affecting your quality of life, the team at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, can determine the most effective treatment for you.
Not all bunions require immediate treatment. If your condition is in the early stages and doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort, your provider may recommend ongoing monitoring of your condition.
If your bunions are more advanced or cause pain, they may combine several conservative treatments to effectively relieve your symptoms. Depending on your condition, conservative treatment may include:
In some cases, surgery may be required to correct your bunion. With board-certified foot and ankle surgeons on staff, the team at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, has experience correcting a wide range of common foot problems.
To find out which treatment is right for you, book an appointment at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, by phone or online today.