If you are experiencing swelling on the base of your big toe (hallux), you may have a bunion. A bunion, also known as “hallux valgus,” can cause pain and discomfort to your foot and commonly occur’s as a result of tight footwear or high heels. The condition can progressively worsen, overtime, if not treated. Dr. Jacob Rozbruch offers bunion surgery options to help relieve any pain or irritation that bunions may cause to your foot. Learn more about bunions and the available treatments below!
What Causes Bunions?
Bunions mainly affect or appear on the big toe (hallux), which can misalign the bones in the toes. Bunions can be caused from wearing tight and narrow footwear, such as pointed shoes, high heels, or even cowboy boots.
Tight or ill-fitting footwear can also lead to the growth of bunions due to the pressure and friction. When there is frequent friction made to the foot, the skin will become calloused which can eventually lead to pain and inflammation.
In some cases, rheumatoid arthritis and excess weight can contribute to the growth of bunions as a result of swelling and inflammation. Bunions can be hereditary as well.
What Are The Symptoms of Bunions?
The most obvious sign of a bunion is a bump that forms under the bone of the big toe. Other common symptoms may include pain, redness, a burning sensation, restricted movement, swelling, and hardened skin.
Treatments Available For Bunions
Dr. Rozbruch offers treatment options and can help you determine which bunion surgery may be right for you to help relieve any discomfort caused by bunions. Common bunion surgeries performed by Dr. Rozbruch include bunionectomy, distal metatarsal osteotomy, and proximal metatarsal osteotomy. Each of these bunion surgeries are made to remove the bunion and realign the bones in the toe. Our orthopedic surgeon will discuss the best bunion treatment for you!
Dr. Jacob Rozbruch and our staff welcome any questions you may have regarding bunion treatments. Contact our office at 212-744-9857, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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