What is a bunion?
A bunion is a bony bump that develops when joints in the big toe are out of line and becomes swollen and tender.
What causes bunions?
They may be caused by poor-fitting or pointy-toed shoes or may be inherited through a genetic trait.
What are the treatment options for bunions?
If a bunion is not severe, shoes cut wide through the instep and toes may provide relief. Protective pads may also help to cushion the area. Bunion treatments include applications or injections of medications, whirlpool baths, and sometimes surgery. There are very good and successful surgical procedures that can get you back on your feet quickly.
Have a bunion and want to discuss treatment options right for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristina Thompson.