Bunions are not easy to deal with and are stubborn in nature. Our team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Texas, can treat your bunions with precise care at any one of our following locations: Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849.
Bunions are actually bone abnormalities in the big toe that makes that toe lean in to the other toes. They appear as bumps on the side of the big toe, which is the result of an irregularity of the bones that make the big toe lean towards the second toe, thus preventing it from being straight. This condition may be painless at first, as it forms, but it will cause the toes to bunch together if not treated timely. This crowding will cause significant pain and even a lasting deformity. This condition can form because of genetics causing an improper bone structure, which is inherited.
This condition causes reddened skin on the big toe, calluses on the second toe being hit into, constant foot pain, reduced elasticity in the big toe and a large protuberance on the big toe’s joint. Other conditions that contribute to this condition are:
- Flat feet
- Improper footwear when shoes are too tight, causing much friction on the toes
- Standing for a long amount of time
Treatment includes wearing shoes with soft soles and large toe boxes that give toes ample space to move freely. Taping the foot helps place it in a standard position, thus reducing pressure on the bunion. Medications that relieve pain are also very helpful in stopping bunions from hindering your routine. Surgery may be utilized in cases where standard treatment is not successful, such as cutting the bone of the foot to correct any deformities. So, please contact us at you earliest convenience to allow your feet to get the treatment they deserve to rid themselves of the pain and complications that bunions can bring over time.