What is it and what are the symptoms?
A bunion occurs when the joint at the base of your big toe becomes enlarged, sore and swollen. Your big toe may start to angle toward your second toe, or move underneath it. A bunionette occurs on the other side of the foot, near your small toe, and is much smaller than a bunion.
What causes them?
The cause of bunions is not yet known. However, it is suggested that there is a link between wearing narrow, tight shoes, or high heels and bunions.
What is the treatment?
Wearing comfortable shoes with a wide toe-box at the first signs of a bunion appearing can decrease its growth and reduce any further complications. Resting the foot, using anti-inflammatory medications and icing the area may help.
Sheridan Foot Health will undertake a full foot health assessment and a treatment plan will be devised to suit your individual needs and requirements.
A doctor may prescribe a steroid injection. In cases when the bunion is causing severe pain, surgery may be performed to remove the bony bump and to realign the toe.
Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.