What to Know About Bunions

Bunions are structural deformities that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions develop when the slender bone leading to the big toe, known as the first metatarsal, bends toward the body's center line. This shift forces the metatarsal head outward, resulting in a bony and soft tissue protrusion inside the foot. Bunions frequently result from cramming feet into narrow shoes, genetics, foot injury, or birth deformities in the leg, ankle, or foot. If you have bunions, you may have questions. If so, our doctors at Bloor West Foot Clinic in Toronto, ON can provide answers and create a customized treatment plan to deliver relief from mild, moderate, or severe symptoms.

FAQs About Bunions

Here we've listed a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) our patients have asked about bunions and what to expect when you have this condition. If you have symptoms, call our office to discuss which treatment options are best for your case.

  • What Are the Symptoms of Bunions? Pain in the big toe joint is often the first sign of a bunion. Other symptoms include a stiff big toe, painful corns that develop on your second toe, skin that's warm to the touch, red or swollen, and blisters.
  • What Can I Do About Bunions? Conservative treatment for bunions includes resting, applying ice, changing your footwear to be more comfortable and spacious, and purchasing over-the-counter inserts to prevent symptoms from worsening.
  • How Can My Podiatrist Treat Bunions? Our podiatrist may recommend custom orthotics designed to fit your feet. If conservative treatments don't work, they might recommend a surgical procedure to keep the bunion from returning.

If your ability to walk or bear weight on your big toe has become challenging or painful, consult our doctors at Bloor West Foot Clinic to determine if it's because of bunions. Visit our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have additional questions or concerns about bunions in Toronto, ON, call our office at (647) 725-1555.

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