Bunions are foot deformity in which the joint develops a prominent sideways angle by turning the big toe outward and turning the first metatarsal bone inward. The skin around the bunion may be irritated and there may be swelling at the base of the joint. Here’s a picture to help you identify a bunion.
Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are discomforting to the toes and can interfere with daily tasks such as physical activities or wearing certain shoes. More than 50% of the population suffers from bunions including people of all ages, genders and homelands who struggle with bunion ailments. Almost 68% of bunion sufferers have a family history of bunions. Bunions tend to become more prevalent with age and 9 out of 10 bunion sufferers are women. You guessed it right. Women who wear high heels especially suffer from bunions. Though bunions are never good news, they also don’t have to be the end of the world. Know that you are not alone.
Chances are if you have bunions, you have relatives with bunions too or who are at risk for them. This Christmas, consider the best gift of the year: the gift of BUNIONECTOMY.
Currently there are over 100 different types of bunionectomy. The common goal of all bunions operations is to realign the toe joint, diminish pain, and correct deformity. Here are a few possible procedures to choose from:
- Taylor’s bunion repair
- Resection arthroplasty
So whether you are contemplating gift ideas or compiling your own Christmas list for your loved ones (especially the ladies in your life that wears the highest of heels – which are called cigarettes btw), consider pain free bunionectomy follow by a certificate to the foot spa. They will sure to return you the favors this coming New Year.