What are bunions?
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when there is a change in position of the long bones of the foot, which causes the big toe to get pulled towards the other toes. This results in a large “bump” that forms on the inside of the foot
Conservatively, attempts to alleviate pressure on the bump with proper shoes that have a wider toe box are a first step. There are also spacers or pad options as well as inserts/orthotics for shoes.
Surgically, there are a variety of options to treat bunions depending on the extent of the deformity. Some of these options include:
The goal of surgery is to relieve discomfort by returning your toe its correct position.
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