When a bone-like protrusion appears on your big toe, it is called a bunion. It may or may not cause you discomfort or pain at first, but is likely to be a nuisance eventuality. Furthermore, it’s unsightly, so having it addressed is a good idea in any case. Here at the podiatry practice of Donald J. Adamov, DPM, treating bunions is something done frequently. Get the expert care of our foot specialist for the best outcomes.
Why do Shady Hills bunions form? They are a sign that there is too much pressure on your big toe joint. This may be due to poor-fitting shoes, particularly if they are tight around the toes. Women’s high heels are frequent culprits. If you have flat feet, or you walk in an awkward manner, you may also end up getting Shady Hills bunions. When you notice one, come on in for an examination. Our foot doctor will evaluate it and then work with you to determine the most appropriate way to treat it. Of course, making a change in footwear is at the top of the list, but foot orthotics called bunion pads or arch supports are also very helpful. They shift weight off of the toe, allowing it proper time to heal. In the event that your bunion still does not respond to the above methods, or you find that in spite of your efforts, it keeps reoccurring, the solution may be surgery. Fortunately, however, the majority of instances will not require invasive means.
For any problem with Shady Hills bunions, you should not hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule an appointment with our foot doctor. There’s no reason for you to have one for any longer than necessary. Just call us or you can use the handy “appointments” button located at the top of our website.