Bunions

Introduction

Bunions are very common in India. According to a recent study, it is the second most common foot problem in this world. Bunions are caused by an abnormal shape of one or more of the bones in your big toe joint. It causes severe pain and swelling, which significantly affects your daily life! The symptoms start appearing when you walk a lot and keep standing for long hours.

Bunions

What is Bunion?

A bunion is a painful bony enlargement on the inside of the foot. It’s common and can occur in both men and women, although it’s more common in women.

Bunions are caused by changes in your shoe size or toe shape that put pressure on your ball of the foot, causing it to become swollen and develop an abnormal shape called a bunion (pronounced: boo-nee-on). The result is a deformity where you have one bone growing out from under another bone, creating an outward bulge at the joint between them.

In most cases, bunions go away without treatment; however, sometimes, they need surgery so that they don’t cause pain or affect your ability to walk normally. We at Saqsham Ortho provide expert and professional medical care and consultation to our patients.

 

Causes

Bunions are caused by the bones in your big toe moving forward, which causes a bump on the side of the foot. The bump sticks out on the side of your foot and can rub against shoes causing it to become red, sore or even infected.

Bunions are more common in women due to wearing high heels or tight shoes that put pressure on their feet all day long.

Symptoms

  • Symptoms include:
    • Pain and swelling in the ball of your foot
    • Bruising on the skin near where it meets with other toes (called metatarsal bones)

    You may also experience tenderness on top of your big toe when you press down on it during activities like walking or running. This can be a sign that bunion surgery is needed to correct this condition before permanent damage occurs to both sides of your feet due to constant pressure put on them throughout their lives. Contact our specialists at Saqsham Ortho today to get your check-up done and to proceed with the necessary treatment.

Diagnosis and Tests

The diagnosis of bunions is made by our doctor with the help of X-ray and MRI. However, if you have chronic pain in your big toe joint or a soft tissue injury or deformity, then our doctors might recommend going for an ultrasound scan as well. X-ray is the most common way to diagnose bunions, and MRI gives a lot more details about your condition than that just an X-ray does. Ultrasound scans show indentation on the bone around the metatarsal bone (the bone located between your second toe and the ball of the foot), which may be indicative of bunion deformity resulting from the osteoarthritis process or even fracture in some cases. This condition needs surgical intervention as well because it could lead to further damage if left untreated for a long period of time. Without a proper treatment plan being implemented soon enough, the situation may worsen and may even lead to prolonged sessions of pain in the foot. Waste no more time and consult our doctors at Saqsham Ortho to get efficient and effective treatment started today!

Treatment

Treatment- Bunion treatment without surgery

Bunions are caused by unevenness in the foot. They can also be called bunion deformity, and it is one of the most common foot disorders. If you have this problem, then you should know that there are ways to treat bunions without surgery, such as wearing supportive shoes or using shoe inserts that help absorb shock when walking on hard surfaces like concrete floors and stairs.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Check your shoe size by measuring your foot on both sides without socks (if possible). Keep them barefoot while doing this so that they fit perfectly around your big toe area. Check whether they are too small or too big for comfort; if so, go ahead and replace them with a new pair which has been measured according to its size beforehand!
  • Wear comfortable shoes with plenty of room inside them—they should not pinch toes while walking, nor should they restrict movement at all times during daily routines. This includes stepping outside onto sidewalks all day long until coming back indoors again after work hours end.

Treatment- Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery involves cutting the bone and realigning the toe. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.

The effects of bunion surgery on your feet and ankles can be very significant, but they are also temporary, lasting as long as six months in most cases. If you have had a bunion correction and have had poor results with it, then you may want to consider having another operation in order to get better results. To get your illness cured in no time, contact Saqsham Ortho today to get personalized consultation and guidance.

Since Bunions are one of the most common and growing diseases in India, it is highly recommended to get the right treatment from the right place, at the right point in time. Non-professional treatment can cause further damage to your feet and toes, which will lead to pain when you walk or stand for long periods of time. The most popular treatments are shoe modifications, anti-inflammatory medication, and other footwear. You can also consider surgery if your bunions become unbearable or bothersome.

It is always suggested to go in for surgery by experienced and confident professionals in the case of Bunions. To get the best and the most satisfactory treatment for your Bunions, make sure to contact Saqsham Ortho today! Feel free to enquire with our experts at any given hour of the day. We will be more than happy to help you out.

 

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