Foot Care: BunionsA bunion is a bony bump located at the base of the big toe. Smaller bunions that can form on the little toes are called bunionettes but they are less common.

Why Do They Occur?

Bunions occur when weight is unevenly distributed on tendons & joints, making the big toe joint unstable & pushing the joint until it forms as a hard knob. There are many things that can contribute to a bunion forming, like tight & narrow shoes, stress on the feed & structural problems.

Symptoms

  • Bony bump
  • Red thickened skin
  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Restricted movement

Treatment

  • Better fitting shoes
  • Shoe inserts
  • Medications and cortisone injections
  • Ice therapy
  • Splinting, padding, taping
  • Surgery to remove swollen tissue & realign bones

JAWS podiatry: Hollywood, Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists

The experienced and skilled podiatrists at JAWS podiatry in Hollywood, Florida can help treat bunions. We are a growing group of exceptional professionals who offer the highest degree of care for patients of all ages in a welcoming, comfortable environment. Please contact us today at (954) 922-7333 to schedule a consultation.