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Basic Guide to Bunions

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Bunions are a common issue that between 10 to 25% of people have. So it’s time we put together a basic guide to bunions. While they are highly prevalent, many people often don’t know how to deal with the condition. This is problematic as bunions can be highly painful, sometimes even making it difficult to … Read more

Are Bunions Genetic?

A bunion is a large, bony protrusion off of the side of your big toe. It can cause you pain, difficulty with walking or running, and will likely need to be treated. Bunions can come from a number of things, including genetics. If you have a bunion, you’ll need to see a podiatrist to be … Read more

How do You Know if You are Ready for Bunion Surgery?

A bunion is an uncomfortable, often painful, bump that forms on the inside of the foot, near the big toe. They tend to form slowly when pressure causes the big toe to point inward and slowly change the foot structure. Symptoms of bunions include tenderness, swelling, and stiffness in the big toe. This can lead … Read more

Correcting a Failed Bunion Surgery

While it hopefully never happens to you, there are some cases in which a failed bunion surgery leaves a patient in more pain than they had before the procedure. A failed bunion surgery can happen when the bunions return even after the surgery has been completed. This is a painful process that can happen if … Read more

Will Bunions Affect Runners?

If you are an avid runner, triathlete or engage in any other type of sport that requires constant food motion, bunions can be a difficult and annoying affliction to deal with. Finding comfortable shoes, affording bunion specific products and working out through the pain are just a few of the ways that bunions can interfere … Read more

Is it Time to Start Worrying about Your Bunions?

Look down at your feet – do you notice your big toe pushing against the next toe? This shift can be caused by many things, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and push out. The result is a bunion – a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the … Read more

Are You Dealing with Painful Bunions?

Bunions are one of the most common problems Americans face today, it can also be one of the most painful. Bunions are bumps that form at the base of the big toe joint and can continue to grow if bunion treatment is avoided. There are precautionary measures you can take to prevent bunions and slow … Read more

Does My Child Need Bunion Surgery? Juvenile and Adolescent Hallux Valgus

Yes, it is true. Bunions can develop in children due to trauma or genetic predisposition. Properly termed, juvenile Hallux valgus, the bunion that develops in children can occur as early as 6 years old and cause the same effects as an adult bunion. The painful swelling in the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the … Read more

Dealing with Severe Bunions and the Best Option for Relief

By now, most Americans dealing with bunions understand what they are and what they look like. Bunions affect about 30 percent of the U.S. population and twice as likely to occur in women as men. They are bumpy or boney protrusions seen on the base of either big toe. Over time the big toe joint … Read more

Caring for Spring Bunion Pain and Shoe Selection Tips

Foot and ankle problems are fairly common around this time of year, especially bunion pain. This problem is more commonly experienced among women as they prepare themselves for spring and summer shoe fashion trends, so we want to help everyone learn how to care for bunions and how proper shoe selection can help overcome the … Read more