January 14, 2015
Foot Pain Our Most Common Search
Bunions referred to in the medical community as Hallux Valgus, are one of the most common forefoot problems. Symptoms of bunions include inflammation, swelling, and soreness on the side surface of the big toe. Bunions worsen over time and cause discomfort, difficulty walking, and skin problems such as corns and calluses. Without treatment, the deformity eventually becomes disabling. Custom orthotics to prevent over pronation will help significantly to restore normal gait and less pressure on the Hallux.
Bunion is most often caused by tight and ill fitting footwear, the first step to arrest development is to change shoes to those with a wide toe box and soft and flexible uppers. Getting the feet into a normal and healthy position can be sufficient in itself to stop further development, and to encourage the toes back into place.
When the bunion becomes inflamed and the skin breaks the area can become prone to infection. The key to correction is to take action early.