Bunions

Foot Pain Clinic in Grand Island, NE

A red bunion on a foot

WHAT ARE BUNIONS?

  • Irritated, red, or calloused skin on the inner edge of your big toe
  • A bony protrusion on the big toe
  • Pain or discomfort over the joint that is aggravated by the pressure caused by shoes
  • When the big toe turns outward toward other toes

HOW ARE BUNIONS FORMED?

The most common cause of bunions is wearing tight shoes that cause your toes to crowd together.

There is a certain genetic predisposition which can cause bunions to more easily appear. Particular foot types cause bunions to develop quicker under circumstances such as wearing constraining footwear. Women often get bunions more than men due to wearing high heels. Another common cause can be standing for a prolonged period of time.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

Due to the progressive nature of bunions, they will not go away on their own. Arrange a consultation at Mid Nebraska Foot Clinic so our specialists can take x-rays to asses the severity of the bunion and evaluate the proper procedure to fix it.

Some ways to address the symptoms of bunions can be changes in footwear, different orthotics, ice, rest, and medications. Give us a call and set up an appointment and we can determine whether surgery will be necessary or not.
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