A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions can be genetic and develop as a result of the shape of your foot. They can also develop from wearing poor fitting shoes or a medical condition, such as arthritis. The skin over the bunion might become red and sore.
Smaller bunions (bunionettes) can develop on the joint of your little toe.
Deciding the appropriate bunion conservative treatment or surgery is important as not all bunions are the same and not all procedures address bunions in the same way. Ultimately the correct procedure depends on your clinical exam, x-rays as well as what your activity level, health factors and goals are.
If you are concerned that you may be suffering from a bunion please request an appointment at Bigfoot Podiatry or give us a call at (360) 616-9563 to schedule.