A bunion, that painful bony bump on the side of your big toe, can become incredibly painful over time. Before your bunion worsens, see how the top foot and ankle specialists at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson can help you. Between custom orthotics, specialized stretches, pain-relieving medications — and everything in-between — you have plenty of options for pain relief. To schedule your exam at this state-of-the-art Jackson, Tennessee, podiatric practice, request an appointment online or call the clinic directly.
When your big toe is angled towards your little toes, the joint at the base of your big toe becomes deformed and enlarged. This leads to the prominent bony bump known as a bunion — medically called “hallux valgus.”
Bunions can develop for a variety of reasons and some men and women are just more prone to having them than others. You may have bunions due to:
It’s also believed that wearing high heels or pointy shoes that force your big toe to stay in an unnatural position can eventually lead to bunions. Plus, you can develop a similar type of condition in your baby toe, which is called a bunionette.
Not always, although initially, as your bunion continues to rub against the insides of your shoes, it’s common to start developing painful calluses over the skin that covers your bunion. Over time, as your bunion worsens, you may experience:
In severe cases, a bunion can even cause your second toe to be pulled out of place, which can lead to even further discomfort.
Since bunions are progressive, meaning they’re only going to get worse without proper treatment, the specialists at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson offer several solutions. After performing a thorough examination and taking X-ray imaging, they can design your bunion treatment plan, which can include:
If these conservative measures aren’t providing relief, it might be time to consider bunion surgery. The highly skilled podiatrists at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson use cutting edge technology to surgically straighten your toe joint and remove any damaged tissue, so you won’t have to be bogged down by bunion discomfort another day.
With the help of the team at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson, you don’t have to learn to live with bunion pain. Click on the online booking feature to request an appointment or call the office today.