Worried about bunions?
Bunions are an enlargement of the big toe joint, which forms when the toe has dislocated out of place.
Arthritis tends to develop in the joint along with problems fitting into footwear. Hammer toes can often then form as a result of the formation of bunions. Arthritis, corns, callus and ingrown toenails often result.
A predisposition to bunions can be inherited. Bunions can also be caused by poor foot posture where imbalances in the forces on the big toe joint when walking cause the joint to dislocate gradually. This is why people with flat feet, or heavily pronated walking patterns are more likely to develop bunions. Excessive movement in your joints and hormone changes can also play a role.
If you are concerned about bunions our podiatrists at the Active Foot Clinic can offer advice and treatment to help prevent and reduce pain associated with bunions and hammer toes. We also have a great range of shoes which have enough room to keep you entirely comfortable whilst you walk. Just ask our staff to point you in the right direction.
Call or book online today to prevent and relieve problems associated with bunions!