A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe. It forms when the bone or tissue at the joint of the big toe moves out of place forcing the toe to bend towards the others causing a lump of bone on the foot.
Symptoms of bunions include the development of a bump on the outside of the foot at the base of the big toe, redness, swelling and pain of the big toe and the development of corns caused by the overlap of the first and second toes.
Bunions form after years of abnormal motion and pressure on the toe usually caused by the way we walk. Most bunions can be treated without surgery. The main focus in early treatment is to relieve the pressure on the bunion to stop the progression of the joint deformity.
If you have any of these symptoms please call for help and advice today.
Contact me to book an appointment – Joanne McDonnell – MCFHP MAFHP VTCT Dip.
Phone: 07866 785300