According to Dr. Debra B. Manheim of Step by Step Family Foot Care, Bunions are painful bumps at the base of the big toes that tend to worsen if they are left untreated. The condition is characterized by the bending of the big toe towards the smaller toes. If ignored, it can be a source of great pain and can cause temporary immobility.
Although usually hereditary, bunions can be caused by several reasons such as ill-fitted footwear, extra high heels and more. Usually, non-surgical treatments like using custom orthotics, wearing shoes with a wider toe-box, avoiding high heels and the like, can fix the issue.
However, in some cases, surgical procedures may be required to remove the deformity. It is best to get your feet examined thoroughly and get proper treatment according to the severity. Even surgical procedures differ depending on the condition of the bunion. Usually, surgery involves severing the protruding lump and relocating the bones of the toes to the right position.
If you notice any of the following, don’t delay and get your appointment scheduled right away:
- You feel your shoes don’t fit you or they hurt the joint of your big toe
- Your toes are pushing against each other more and more
- Your ability to walk around and perform daily chores is being affected due to pain
- You are unable to find comfortable shoes in general
Why should you suffer and compromise on the health of your feet? Quality of life tends to downgrade when your feet are in pain or are unable to function properly.
Feel free to consult with our experts and discuss the nature of your foot condition. With the latest technology and vast experience, our team will guide you through recovery and relieve your feet from pain. Visit our office in Parsippany, NJ or contact us at (973) 917-3785 to schedule a convenient appointment. For more information on podiatry related problems, you can browse through our patient education library and blog section.