Are you irritated by the bump of bone at the base of the big toe? And thinking about what it could be? It could be the result of a bunion that develops when the bones of the front of your foot are out of alignment, causing your joint near the bottom of your toe's big toe in toe to protrude.

The majority of bunions are found through families, so the reason you may have one may have a lot to do with the fact that you're genetically predisposed. Incorrectly fitting shoes can lead to the formation of a bunion among those with a genetic predisposition to it.

Bunions require medical treatment. They may affect the function of your foot, damage the toes around it, and trigger additional foot problems to arise for example, a toe hammertoe--a foot defect that could be very painful.

When to See a Podiatrist

In addition to the bulging bump following are the indications and symptoms of the bunion. If you are suffering from one of these, it's the best option to consult a podiatrist to get an examination:

  • Toe deformity
  • corns as well as callus (often occur when your second and first toes touch)
  • The foot feels uncomfortable (feeling the force of friction)
  • You're trying to shift your pounds away from the large toe, which causes you to walk with the appearance of a limp
  • Inability to wear standard footwear due to discomfort or other aches
  • The pain that comes from walking or working out

Bunions can be treated with conventional techniques. In most cases, if you consult an orthopedic surgeon at the earliest indications of the problem they will be able to treat it without surgery.

Why See a Podiatrist

Bunions are often very similar to cysts, gout or arthritis. They can be thought to be an ordinary joint condition. A clear diagnosis is consequently, essential to receive appropriate treatment.

While bunions may be treated by an orthopedic physician The best option is to visit an orthopedic surgeon, who is specialized in treating conditions or injuries that involve the ankle or foot.

Your podiatrist may suggest the following options for bunion pain:

* Padding and Taping (Usually Your First-Line Treatment)

A bunion pad can reduce the discomfort and lets you be able to function normally. Taping it can help put your foot into a normal posture and ease stress.

* Anti-inflammatories and Cortisone Injections

Your Perth podiatrist can prescribe anti-inflammatory medications or give cortisone shots both of which provide an effective treatment for inflammation and pain caused by joint protrusion.

* Prescription Orthotics

They may help to alleviate the pressure on your bunion and thus, decrease your chance of developing a deformity. Orthotics can be a beneficial treatment in particularly when the issue is a result of

hypermobile joints (these are joints with unusually wide ranges in motion).

* Surgery

If the other treatment options have been exhausted but relief is still not being obtained, your podiatrist might suggest surgery. The results of bunion surgery may vary, based on the degree of joint injury and the kind of procedure that is performed.

Reliable Podiatrist in Perth, Western Australia

We are the Joint Replacement Institute, we are an orthopedic center that provides exceptional podiatric treatment to anyone in the Perth region in Wilson.

We are proud of the knowledge and expertise from our certified board-certified podiatrist Dr. Brent Radford. He provides a wide range of bunion treatments ranging from gentle to minimally invasive procedures that treat the symptoms and help to restore your foot's normal form and function. She will provide you with information about the condition and treatment options. He will ensure that you're well-educated throughout your treatment.

To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Brent,