podiatry

That pain in your foot may be a bunion

Do you have foot pain? Take a look at the base of your big toe. You might see a bony hump called a bunion.

According to webmd.com, bunions form at a joint. That’s where the toe bends normally when you walk. When you have a bunion, all of your body weight rests on it each time you take a step. It can hurt when you walk. And, because your shoe likely rubs against it, a bunion can also cause calluses to form.

More women are likely to get bunions because they wear tight shoes. Those shoes, especially high heels, push the foot bones into an unnatural shape over time.

At Signature Medical Group, you can trust our knowledgeable podiatrists to give you the best treatment for bunions. We also care for several other issues of the foot and ankle, including diabetic-related conditions.

Bunions can run in the family, webmd.com says. They may be just one of many problems caused by weak or poor foot structure. Sometimes, they develop with arthritis. If one of your legs is longer than the other, you may develop a bunion on the big toe of the longer one.

If you think you may have a bunion or other foot issues, don’t wait. Make an appointment today with one of our podiatrists.

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