Bunions

Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Bunions tend to be hereditary, but can be aggravated by shoes that are too narrow in the forefoot and toe. Surgery by a podiatric physician is frequently recommended to correct the problem.

What is a Bunion? Bunions are often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. With a bunion, the big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead.

What Causes a Bunion? Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. It’s not the bunion itself that is inherited, but certain foot types that make a person prone to developing a bunion. Wearing tight shoes that crowd the toes won’t actually cause bunions, it sometimes makes the deformity get progressively worse, and you experience systems sooner.

 

Symptoms most often occur when wearing shoes that crowd the toes or shoes with a tight toe box or high heels. This may explain why women are more likely to have symptoms than men. Also, spending long periods of time on your feet can aggravate the symptoms of bunions. Some symptoms that occur at the site of the bunion may include:

    •    Pain or soreness

    •    Inflammation and redness

    •    A burning sensation

    •    Numbness

    •    Calluses on the big toe

    •    Sores between toes

    •    Ingrown toenail

    •    Restricted motion of the toe

At Neville Foot and Ankle Centers, we offer an experienced team of medical and surgical specialists of the foot and ankle. As licensed podiatrists, we believe our patients deserve to have the information necessary to make good choices about their foot and ankle care.

ABOUT US

The Foot & Ankle Doctors of Texas are dedicated to the highest levels of care and education. Our passion for helping our clients get back on their feet is unmatched!

Get updates

We love communicating with our patients on Facebook! We provide information about new technologies and care tips that you're going to love!

PRODUCTS

Our patients trust us to evaluate a wide array of solutions to help improve their mobility. 

BLOG

Our foot & ankle experts love sharing their knowledge about care and latest treatment options!

Ask the experts

Have a question? Contact us directly and we'll get back as soon as possible!

The Woodlands

1120 Medical Plaza Drive 

Suite 180
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 281.364.9041

Driving Directions

Spring

28533 Spring Trails Ridge

Ste. 105
Spring, TX 77386

Phone: 281.364.7301

Driving Directions

Conroe

1222 N. Loop 336 West
Conroe, TX 77304

Phone: 936.760.3736

Driving Directions

Fax: 281.364.0755

Media: Marketing@NevilleFeet.com

  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • Yelp - Grey Circle
  • Google Places - Grey Circle
  • YouTube - Grey Circle
  • Blogger - Grey Circle

SITE LINKS

© 2019 Neville Foot & Ankle

Website Designed by Because Marketing