A bunion is commonly referred to as a “bump” on the joint at the base of the big toe, it forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.
The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Because this joint carries a lot of the body’s weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated.
Surgical correction for bunion deformities is best performed before secondary deformities such as hammer toes and arthritis develop.
Expert assessment by your Podiatric Surgeon, Andrew van Essen, can give you an indication of the prognosis and work with you to identify the right time for you to have surgery.
Surgical correction for bunion deformities has come a long way in recent times, with procedures to minimalise the recovery times and pain management.
Our team at Prospect Podiatry is here to give you a full assessment and guide you through the best treatment for your condition.