Do you have a large bump on the side of your foot? It may be more than just a bump, it may be a bunion. A bunion is a common foot disorder. It looks like a large bump that forms on the joint of your big toe. It forces the joint of your big toe to jut outwards causing your big toe to lean against your second toe.
A bunion can cause overlapping and crowding of your toes. This condition can cause discomfort, inflammation and reddening of the skin on the side of your big toe. Bunions can be very painful if left unattended. Anyone can get bunions, but this condition is more common in women.
Here are some of the top causes of bunions.
1. Genetic tendencies. Many medical experts believe bunions are inherited. They can form as a result of a faulty foot structure. If it runs in the family, you are more likely to get it. Hence, extra care and preventive measures should be taken to avoid any risk of complications.
2. Arthritis. Bunions can also develop as a result of arthritis. This can have an effect on the joints which can potentially lead to the formation of bunions.
3. Improper footwear. Bunions can also form as a result of wearing improper footwear. This condition can worsen by wearing shoes with narrow toes which cause the toes to overlap.
If you are suffering from bunions, it is important that you go see your doctor who specializes in treating foot disorders.
At Paul S. DeMarco, DPM we take pride in providing our patients with the best possible care and treatment you need to help you overcome this common foot disorder. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Paul S. DeMarco and his devoted team of professionals can be your go-to team in helping you getting rid of bunions. You can schedule an appointment by calling our Somers Point office at 602-927-4894.