Bunions

Bunions

When the bone or tissue moves out of place it causes an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe or the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). This forces the first toe to bend toward the others causing a lump/bump of bone to stick out. This joint carries much the body's weight while walking. A bunion - from the Latin "bunio," meaning enlargement - can also occur on the outside of the foot along the little toe, where it is called a "bunionette" or "tailor's bunion."

Treatment options vary with the type and severity of each bunion, although identifying the deformity early in its development is important in avoiding surgery. Call for an evaluation from one of our podiatric doctors.

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