Most often found on the inner foot near the big toe but sometimes located on the fifth toe, bunions are a painful yet common condition. Pain is caused by inflammation of the bursa, joint and surrounding structures. Bursa reside in the connective tissues of the joints and are essentially small fluid filled sacs. The inflammation and thickening of these bursa can cause a great amount of pain and discomfort in the joint.
If you are suffering from bunions, you are most likely familiar with the symptoms. Pain, redness and extreme sensitivity are to be expected as bunion growth progresses and the affected toe is pushed out of alignment. Bunions are a structural deformity and if allowed to progress may make it difficult to walk, cause pain and eventually may lead to joint destruction.
Bunions may be passed down from parents to children, which suggests that the shape and action of the foot may cause the condition. When proper alignment is not used while standing, walking and participating in athletics, the integrity of the feet may be compromised and pressure can build throughout the foot.
There are several viable treatment options available for bunions. Custom Orthotic devices provide biomechanical control and surgical correction corrects the deformity. Contact us today to begin the process of freeing yourself from the pain that comes with this condition.
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