Let’s Get Educated About Bunions

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Bunions are bumpy and not pleasing to look at. They tend to get worse as treatment is neglected. Our team of doctors however have the expertise to treat this condition with state of the art technology. You can visit our team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in the following areas of Texas: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands and Atascocita.

Bunions are bumps located on the side of the big toe that actually alter the structure of the front part of the foot with regards to how the bones are set. This is seen when bunions cause the big toe to tilt toward the second toe, instead of pointing in the straight position. This causes a misalignment of the bones in the foot, which is shown as a pronounced bump in the form of a bunion. Certain foot shapes can be inherited which causes a defect in bone structure of the foot. This abnormal structure is what contributes to the formation of a bunion. So, badly fitting shoes accelerate the deformity in the feet, which in turn causes bunions to appear faster than they would have when taking the appropriate precautions. 

Shoes with tight toe boxes can cause deformities to get worse due to crowding of the toes. Since women tend to wear tighter fitting shoes, they generally experience bunions in higher frequencies. Long periods of time spent standing could also irritate the foot if prone to bunions. If left untreated, bunions do not go away and generally get worse. If surgery is required, there are a number of procedures that can be used to assist with stopping bunions. The bump of bone on which the bunion was created is corrected, which fixes the foot’s structure and remedies changes in the tissue that may have taken place below the skin. Surgery will act to reduce or prevent pain and correct the deformity that caused the bunion.

If you have bunions, you should contact our office for an appointment right away. Our doctors will diagnose your condition and ensure that you receive the best treatment available for your bunions.