Bunions referred to in the medical community as Hallux Valgus, are one of the most common forefoot problems.
Wearing strong tight shoes may cause extra pressure on the toe joint and a bump may occur. Over time the toe joint can become larger and stick out. This condition is also known to be inherited.
Symptoms of bunions include inflammation, swelling, and soreness on the side surface of the big toe. Bunions worsen over time and cause discomfort, difficulty walking, and skin problems such as corns and calluses. Without treatment, the deformity eventually becomes disabling. Custom orthotics to prevent over pronation will help significantly to restore normal gait and less pressure on the Hallux.
When the bunion becomes inflamed and the skin breaks the area can become prone to infection. The key to correction is to take action early.
Take the pressure off the toe joint and contact The Foot Alignment Clinic for an appointment.