Need Bunions Treatment?
Bunions result from abnormal bone alignment of the 1st metatarsaophalangeal joint of the great toe.
On occasion, bunions can occur on the 5th toe (Tailor’s Bunions or Bunionettes). Bunions can cause pain, swelling and redness.
A bunion is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. The big toe often bends towards the other toes and the joint becomes red and painful.
Onset is gradual. Complications may include bursitis or arthritis.
What are the symptoms of bunions?
Many people do not experience any symptoms in the early stages of bunion formation. Symptoms are most often experienced when the bunion becomes more pronounced, or when the patient wears high-heeled shoes or shoes that crowd the toes.
When symptoms do occur, they may include:
- Physical discomfort or pain
- A burning feeling along the side of big toe
- Redness and swelling over the bunion
- Numbness along the side of the big toe
- Difficulty walking