The dedicated providers at Michfoot Surgeons PC in Southfield, MI are here to help when you have a bunion. Bunions can be painful and unsightly but you don't have to live with them forever. Keep reading about bunions and come see one of our podiatrists if you have one.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the side of a toe, usually the big toe. The big toe leans towards the other toes and the toe joint looks enlarged. It gets progressively worse overtime and can become painful to wear shoes if you have a bunion.
Bunions are more common in women, but anyone can get a bunion. The biggest cause is constricting footwear. When the toes are forced together the toe joint becomes unstable and starts to form a bunion.
Depending on the size of your bunion and severity of your symptoms your podiatrists recommendations could include:
Changing your footwear. Your podiatrist will always recommend comfortable shoes that support your arch and give your toes room to wiggle.
Wearing pads can help ease the pain caused by a bunion. You can also use over the counter painkillers your podiatrist recommends.
Custom foot orthotics worn in the shoes can help realign the bones in your foot and relieve pain while you walk and are commonly recommended when you have bunions.
A bunionectomy is typically only recommended if more conservative measures don't relieve your symptoms. The bunion is removed to realign the bones in your foot. We specialize in a minibunion procedure. It is a minimally invasive technique that only needs a tiny incision to place a micro implant that helps to stabilize the toe joint.
Michfoot Surgeons PC are here for you when you're suffering with bunions in Southfield, MI. Contact us for an appointment with one of our podiatrists at (248) 355-4000.