A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. They can develop from an inherited structural defect, excess stress on your foot, or can result from an existing medical condition.
Bunions should be evaluated because it is a form of arthritis and even if they are not painful, can become painful and interfere with quality of life. If you are experiencing one or more of the following, a podiatrist can help alleviate your symptoms:
- Persistent big toe or foot pain
- A visible bump on your big toe joint
- Decreased movement of your big toe or foot
- Difficulty finding shoes that fit properly
If you have questions about bunions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!