Bunions: Understanding the Condition and Its Treatment Options

Bunions are a common foot condition that can cause pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we understand the impact that bunions can have on your daily life, and we are committed to providing high-quality treatment to help you find relief.

What are bunions?

Bunions are a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. This condition occurs when the bones in the front of the foot are pushed out of alignment, causing the big toe to point towards the other toes. This can create pressure on the joint at the base of the big toe, leading to pain, swelling, and inflammation.


Symptoms of bunions

The symptoms of bunions can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  • A bulging bump on the base of the big toe
  • Pain and swelling around the affected joint
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Difficulty moving the affected toe
  • Calluses or corns on the affected toe
  • Diagnosis of bunions

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists can diagnose bunions through a thorough examination of your foot and ankle. This may involve taking a detailed medical history, performing a physical exam, and using diagnostic imaging techniques such as X-rays.


Treatment of bunions

The goal of treatment for bunions is to relieve pain and discomfort, slow the progression of the condition, and improve the function of the foot. At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs, including:

  • Footwear modifications to reduce pressure on the bunion
  • Orthotics to provide support and cushioning to the foot and reduce pain
  • Padding or taping to protect the bunion and prevent further damage
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to improve foot function and reduce pain
  • Custom-made splints or braces to help align the bones in the foot and slow the progression of the condition
  • Surgery to remove the bunion and realign the bones in the foot (in severe cases)


Why choose Sydney Wide Podiatry for bunion treatment?

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our experienced podiatrists use the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat bunions, and we work closely with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your foot, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Sydney Wide Podiatry today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards finding relief from your bunion.

This page is intended for informational use only and not medical advise. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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