Bunions

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]What is a bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement at the base of the big toe caused by a misalignment of the joint. It may be swollen, tender, and painful with the wearing of footgear.

Statistics:

  • 8 out of 1000 males have a bunion.
  • 38 out of 1000 females have a bunion.
  • 55 out of 1000 people aged 65 or older have a bunion.
  • 63% of patients with bunions see a podiatrist.
  • 1% of entire adult population have had a bunion.
  • 4% of people over the age of 65 have had a bunion.

Causes of bunions:

  • Heredity.
  • Biomechanical abnormalities
  • Neuromuscular disorders.
  • Inflammatory joint disease (arthritis).
  • Trauma.
  • Congenital deformities.

What can you do?

  • Wear a shoe with good support and a wide toe box.
  • Apply cold compresses.
  • Soak the foot in lukewarm water to relieve pain.
  • Use over the counter foot pads.
  • Use over the counter anti-inflammatories.

What will Dr. Allen do for you?

  • Perform a physical examination of the foot.
  • Perform x-ray evaluation.
  • Recommend padding or taping.
  • Prescribe orthotics as needed.
  • Perform surgery as indicated.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Before Surgery[/vc_column_text][imageeffect image=”33″ type=”shadow” target=”_self”][vc_column_text]After Surgery[/vc_column_text][imageeffect image=”35″ type=”shadow” target=”_self”][imageeffect image=”41″ type=”shadow” target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row]