Bunion Treatment in Jackson TN
A bunion is a deformity of the big toe. It happens when the big toe is angled towards the toe next to it. The scientific term for it is hallux valgus. This condition will cause a bump to form on the base of the big toe. On top of that, there will be a formation of thickened skin on the joint. The tissues and the skin could be inflamed, swell and become painful. In some cases, a fluid sac could even form on the affected area on the toe.
What Causes Bunions?
A problem at the joint of the toe is the normal cause of bunions. With this kind of deformity, the toe would form an abnormal angle and because of that, the bones of the big toe could be pushed against the next toe.
The skin of the angled toe would have a tendency to rub against footwear. This could cause pain and swelling which would make it difficult and uncomfortable to walk on. Unfortunately, it is still unclear as to why bunions form. Some believe that there is a genetic tendency for developing it. In some cases, the development of bunions can also stem from certain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
See also: Geriatric Foot Care
Symptoms Associated with Bunions
There are several symptoms that one would feel in connection with having a bunion:
- You might have some difficulty in walking due to pain
- Swelling at the toe
- The affected foot may widen
- In very severe cases, the second toe could even be put out of place
How to Treat Bunion
When you come to us for help with your bunion problem the first thing that we will do is to make a thorough assessment. We will be checking your feet in general and the affected area. This might include an X-ray so we can check the joint of the toe. When we have a clearer idea on the condition of the affected area then we can plan a treatment.
See also: Heel Spur Treatment
Bunions are progressive, meaning that it can only get worse. You don’t have to put up with the discomfort and pain that it can bring. Bunion treatment in Jackson, TN at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson is available. Visit us or give us a call today so we can work with you to take care of this problem.