Do you have a bump on your toe that is sore or red? Bunions are bony bumps which develop on the outside base of the big toe, and in some case small bunions, or bunionettes, can develop on the joint of the little toe. These bumps are the result of the big toe pushing against the toe next to it. This forces the joint of the big toe to grow larger and stick out. Bunions can form for a variety of reasons including wearing tight or narrow shoes, from a genetic defect, medical condition, previous injury, stress to the foot, or arthritis. To remove bunions, specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah can perform bunion surgery.
There are several symptoms that can result from the presence of bunions including:
While there are conservative treatment options for bunions, such as changing shoes or icing the affected area, bunions which cause persistent pain and reduce mobility should be treated with bunion surgery at Ogden Clinic in Utah. The doctor may choose from several surgical options to remove bunions, including reduction of swollen tissue around the toe joint, removing a part of the bone to straighten the toe, or joining the bones of the affected toe joint. Severity of the bunion and the type of surgical procedure performed impact recovery time, which means it can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. Following bunion surgery, it is vital to wear proper footwear and prevent another bunion.
If you are experiencing persistent big toe pain, you may have a bunion. For diagnosis and treatment of a bunion, including bunion surgery, turn to the specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah. Reach out to one of our offices today to schedule an appointment.