If you only have a few pairs of shoes that are comfortable or you’re changing the way you walk or stand to avoid pain it’s possible you are suffering from a common foot problem – bunions. Does it seem as though your big toe is angling back toward your foot? According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, one in six Americans suffers from bunions, which are an enlargement and misalignment of bone at the big toe joint.

There is often a misconception that the painful problem or the result of ugly feet is just a natural progression of age or neglect. Podiatry Associates of Florida treats bunions with remarkable advanced medicine that allow easy corrections and successful bunion removal to get you back on your feet without discomfort.

Symptoms of Bunions

  • Bony bump protruding from the big toe joint
  • Stiffness in the big toe
  • Misalignment of the big toe angling toward the second toe
  • Thickened skin and callus
  • Red and inflamed skin
  • Pain and aching
  • Foot pain when wearing shoes

Causes of Bunions

  • Hereditary foot structure
  • Neurological conditions
  • Frequently wearing high heels
  • Tight fitting shoes
  • Flat feet
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Arthritis