A bunion, or hallux abducto valgus, is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe. This condition occurs when the big toe moves out of place. In turn, this throws the bones out of alignment, producing the bunion bump. The visible bump reflects changes in the bone framework of the front of the foot. The growing bump or protuberance then causes more irritation, rubbing, and friction against the shoes, which can cause inflammation and pain. Bunions do not go away on their own, and they progressively get worse unless they are treated.
Pre and Post-Op Bunion Correction Surgery
We offer both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options, with nonsurgical options including custom-made foot orthotics (arch supports), protective paddings, and night splints. Depending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the bones, and the age of the patient, a surgical treatment or bunionectomy may be used to remove the bunion and realign the toe.