Bunions and Hammer Toes
These are painful bony deformities as a result of muscle imbalances and faulty foot mechanics. They cause difficulty in fitting shoes comfortably and can affect balance in elderly patients. Hammer toes are commonly associated with bunions deformities and pain in the ball of the foot.
Relief of pain can include exercises, padding, treatment of painful corns that can occur as a result, orthoses if there is faulty foot mechanics and changes in footwear.
Correction is only possible with surgery for bunions and hammertoes. Foot surgery had a bad reputation in the past as being painful and not being successful however more modern techniques performed by podiatric surgeons means that this is now no longer the case.
We can assist you with advice and treatment by both conservative and surgical methods.