Bunions are bony bumps that form off the joint in your big toe on either foot. There are many things that can contribute to the development of bunions, and the exact cause of your bunions and your medical history will help Dr. Aziz to determine which treatment method will work best for you. For some patients, bunion removal surgery is necessary. To find out how to treat your bunions safely and comfortably, contact our office today.
What are the symptoms of bunions?
The first sign of a bunion is usually a red spot at the base of your big toe. This red spot can develop into a bump, and the area can also be painful or numb. Some patients also notice that they are unable to move their toes as well as before, and that corns and calluses are developing around the area.
What causes bunions?
There are several different contributing factors for the development of bunions. In some cases, they are related to inflammatory types of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis. In general, they develop when the weight that you bear puts uneven amounts of pressure on your feet, which makes your big toe joint unstable and resulting in a hard bump.
Some of the most common factors that contribute to bunions include:
Determining the cause of bunions is important. Although it may not change the way that your bunions are treated, it can help you to understand how you can care for your feet and keep bunions from developing again. Dr. Aziz will help you determine the cause of your bunions before bunion removal surgery.