Beating Bunions

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundOne of the many problems that a person can have is developing a bunion. What is a bunion? A bunion is a painful bone deformity, or bump, at the base of the big toe. Symptoms of a bunion can include: A large or growing bump on the inside of your big toe’s joint. Pain and swelling A callus or corn on the bump A hardening…

Bunions – Do You Need Surgery?

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundYou may have noticed a bony growth coming from your big toe joint. You weren’t sure if your bunions were getting larger, but made some changes anyway. You’ve changed your shoes to have a roomier toe box, used bunion pads, and even tried some splints to help keep your big toes facing forward. Lately, however, your big toe joint seems to become irritated more frequently…

Why Do You Have Bunions?

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundPatients with bunions either ask me why they have bunions or tell me why they THINK they have bunions.  Here’s the real deal:  bunions are hereditary.  Most likely they come from one or both of your parents, but they may have skipped a generation and come from your grandparents.  Specifically, it’s all about how your skeleton was built and engineered by them. People whose skeleton…

Where Did My Bunions Come From?

BunionrightMany have gone under the assumption that their bunions are caused by tight-fitting shoes, in particular the pointed-toe style of women’s dress shoes. There have been plenty of “reliable sources” reinforce this misconception.   Men get bunions and wear more rounded toe styles; bunion deformities can be seen in children under the age of 10 who have never worn the wrong style of shoes.  There is…