What Is A Bunion?
A bunion is a progressive foot disorder that involves an abnormal leaning of the big toe, often caused by an inherited foot type. This defect in the mechanical structure of the foot gradually changes the angle of the bones over the years, producing the characteristic bump which slowly grows more prominent. Symptoms occur most often when wearing shoes with a tight toe box such as high heels.
At Premier Podiatry Group, Dr. Adam J. Katz, DPM, specializes in treating this painful condition. Recent advances in surgical techniques, including Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, have led to a very high success rate in treating bunions.
What Are Bunion Symptoms
- Pain or soreness
- Inflammation & redness
- A burning sensation
- Perhaps some numbness
Other conditions which may appear with bunions include calluses on the big toe, sores between the toes, ingrown toenail, and restricted toe motion.
Are Bunions Limiting Your Activities and Lifestyle?
Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off.” In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint causing an internal deformity and leading to pain.