Why Do I Have Bunions?

Bunions can be very frustrating! They can be painful and frustrating. Many people have a hard time trying to find shoes that can accommodate their bunions. Some people even opt to wear sandals all year to allow for space for their bunion. So, what caused this pesky bone deformity?

Bunions are caused by a biomechanical problem in the foot. The problem forces the big toe towards the second toe. Once the metatarsal rotates outward, the big toe moves closer and closer to the next toe. 

While bunion surgery is the most common treatment for bunions, there are ways to prevent them altogether. If you begin to notice bunions stay away from tight shoes and high heels. Furthermore, orthotics can help to correct the biomechanics by aligning and stabilizing the foot. This will offload the weight placed on the toebox. 

If you have bunions, you do not automatically need surgery! There are conservative treatments to help slow or stop the development of bunions. Call our office so we can design a treatment plan that's right for you.

 

Denise Bonnin, D.P.M.
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Dr. Denise Bonnin is an amazing foot and ankle doctor. She loves to treat children, seniors, and athletes!