Discover how surgical treatment for bunions can help to relieve symptoms.
If you have noticed a bony bump forming at the base of your big toe, you likely have a bunion. Bunions are extra growths on your joints that can develop for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Restricted movement of the toes
- Poorly fitted shoes
There are different ways to treat bunions, many of which are non-surgical. However, sometimes surgical treatment for bunions may be necessary. At our office, Dr. Aziz can examine your situation and help you to determine which treatment method is best.
Symptoms of bunions include:
- A red spot at the base of your big toe
- Numbness, pain, or tingling in the affected area
- A large bump protruding from the base of your big toe
- Restricted movement
- Calluses and corns developing around the affected area
To find out for sure whether or not you are suffering from a bunion, and to learn how to treat it, contact our office today.
What are the causes of bunions?
In general, bunions develop when a pressure imbalance in your feet causes your big toe joint to become unstable. This eventually results in a hard bump that forms on the joint and pushes it beyond its normal shape. There are several things that can place you at an increased risk for developing bunions. For example, tight shoes can sometimes result in bunion development, as well as foot injuries and inherited foot problems.
If you have a job that requires you to put repeated stress on your feet, you could develop bunions. Bunions can also be associated with some types of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Salma Aziz will help you to determine the causes of your condition before performing surgical treatment for bunions. This will help you to take steps to prevent bunions from forming on your joints in the future.