Bunions on the feet
BUNIONS ON THE FEET
The hallux abducto-valgus (HAV, Bunions on the Feet) is a bony deviation that appears on the side of the feet. This is a painful condition because of the pressure of the shoes in the big toe. This deformation is gradual and imposes itself over time. If left unseuming, complications such as osteoarthritis, hammer toes, ingrown nails and calluses can occur. When the condition is very advanced, surgery may be an option to relieve pain and correct bone deviation.
Contact us to evaluate the options to avoid a deterioration of your condition.
WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- If the pain is unbearable, take medication to relieve inflammation;
- Wear measuring orthotics or consult your podiatrist to see if this is a good option for you to slow the progression;
- Apply pads to the sore area;
- Wear comfortable shoes with the right width for your feet.