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Bunions - Causes and Treatments

Bunions are a common foot issue that can cause discomfort and pain, and we see a lot of them at Podiatry & Wellness Clinic. They form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, causing the joint at the base of the big toe to stick out. This deformity can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, wearing tight and narrow shoes, and certain medical conditions. While bunions can be unsightly, they can also cause significant discomfort, making it difficult to wear shoes or engage in physical activity. Over time, the bunion can become inflamed and lead to arthritis, making it all the more important to seek treatment if you suspect that you have developed this condition.

painful and inflamed bunion on foot

When you first see a podiatrist, they will assess the severity of your bunion and develop a treatment plan that may include conservative options like wearing wider shoes, using orthotic devices to support the foot, and taking pain medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the bunion, so it’s important to speak with your podiatrist to determine which approach is best for you. In addition to seeking treatment from a podiatrist, there are steps you can take to prevent the development of bunions. One of the most effective ways to do this is by wearing comfortable shoes that provide adequate support to your feet. If you are already experiencing discomfort from a bunion, wear shoes with a wide toe box to provide additional room for your toes. Overall, while bunions can be a frustrating and painful condition to deal with, there are effective treatments available that can help to reduce discomfort and prevent the condition from worsening over time. By working with a skilled podiatrist to develop a treatment plan, you can get back on your feet and enjoy a pain-free daily life.

If you are experiencing discomfort from bunions or any other foot issues, the team at Podiatry & Wellness Clinic is here to help. Our skilled podiatrists can assess your condition and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. Don't let foot pain hold you back any longer - contact us today to book an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists.


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