If left untreated, your bunions are only going to get worse and cause you pain. Before you get to the point where bunion discomfort starts affecting your daily life, get started on bunion treatment with Velimir Petkov, DPM of Premier Podiatry. Dr. Petkov and his specialized Clifton, New Jersey podiatry team offer several bunion therapies, including minimally invasive bunion surgery. Book your bunion evaluation online, or call the clinic directly.
Bunions are painful bony bumps that form over the side of your big toe joint, right near the base. Medical experts believe that bunions most commonly develop because your big toe gets pushed into an unnatural position due to wearing high heels or snug-fitting shoes. This is why women are more likely to suffer from bunions than men.
But bunions can also occur because of your genetic foot shape. If someone in your family has bunions, chances are, you have a foot shape that can leave you prone to developing them, too. Bunions can also develop due to:
You can even have the same issues with the joint in your baby toe — causes, symptoms, and treatments are similar — but it’s called a Tailor’s bunion.
Aside from the visible bony bump, bunions are known for causing an array of issues, ranging from minor to severe. Bunions can lead to:
Plus, because bunions change the way your toes rub up against the insides of your shoes, you’re more prone to developing painful corns or unsightly calluses.
Possibly, although before taking the surgery route, Dr. Petkov puts together a treatment plan that consists of conservative measures to see if you get relief. Bunion treatment can include:
After trying bunion therapies for several months to no avail, it might be time to consider bunion surgery. Modern bunion surgery is minimally invasive and involves realigning your toe joint, removing damaged tissue, and repairing connective tissues, if needed.
While bunion surgery requires you to stay off your feet for a few days, it’s the most effective way to correct bunions that are causing severe pain, or are continuing to get worse. The team at Premier Podiatry offers comprehensive pre- and postoperative care if surgery is required.
Schedule your bunion exam at Premier Podiatry today. Request an appointment through the online scheduling feature or over the phone.