Bunions can make it challenging to wear shoes and walk normally. The team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York offers conservative and minimally invasive surgical bunion treatments at their location in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. If bunion pain and symptoms interfere with your daily life, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A bunion is a common foot deformity that causes a bony bump to develop at the base of your big toe. Also called hallux valgus, bunions develop slowly as a result of pressure on the big toe joint. When a bunion forms on the little toe on the outside of your foot, it’s called a bunionette.
Bunions don’t resolve on their own. Without treatment, a bunion may lead to other foot problems, such as hammertoe or metatarsalgia, which causes pain and swelling in the ball of your foot.
The most prominent bunion symptom is a bulging bump on the inside of your foot at the big toe joint. Other signs and symptoms of a bunion include:
Bunion symptoms develop gradually. As the condition progresses, you may find it difficult or painful to wear shoes and walk.
Bunions result from a misalignment in your foot that causes the big toe to lean in toward the second toe. This misalignment may be due to several factors, including:
Wearing shoes that are too narrow or tight may aggravate a bunion and cause symptoms to develop faster.
Your provider at Professional Podiatry Services of New York may diagnose your bunion based on a physical exam. They may also take an X-ray to check the alignment of your foot bones and evaluate the severity of your condition so they can recommend the best course of treatment.
The only way to reverse a bunion is with surgery. However, many people experience relief from nonsurgical treatments, such as:
If you continue to suffer from pain and symptoms despite conservative treatments, the team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York may recommend surgery. They perform minimally invasive bunion surgery to realign the bones and soft tissues of your foot so the big toe can go back to its normal position.
For advanced bunion treatment, call Professional Podiatry Services of New York, or book an appointment online today.