It’s a cruel twist. The feet that have faithfully carried you through life develop bunions—an unattractive bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions push the big toe against the next toe—crowding the delicate bones in your foot. This constant crowding can cause pain and permanent damage to the joint that supports your entire body weight when you walk.
While women who wear high-heels have a greater risk for bunions, the deformity can also develop due to aging, arthritis or a family history. With convenient locations throughout North Texas, Metroplex Foot and Ankle specializes in the treatment of bunions.
Swelling, redness and soreness of the big toe
A bulge on the outside of the big toe
Corns and calluses where the first and second toes overlap
Joint pain and stiffness that restricts movement
Persistent pain or pain that comes and goes
While the pain and pressure of some bunions may be relieved with conservative treatments— comfortable shoes, ice packs, over-the-counter pain relievers, cortisol injections, or padded shoe inserts and arches—other bunions may not.
Left untreated, severe bunions can cause inflammation and permanent damage to the joints and tendons in your feet—making it painful to stand or walk. When this is the case, surgery may be recommended.
By returning your toe to its correct position, bunion surgery relieves inflammation, discomfort and further joint damage. There are several surgical options for successfully treating bunions. Together, you and your Richardson, Garland and Dallas bunion surgery specialist will decide which option is best for you based on the severity of your bunion, the shape of your foot and medical factors such as arthritis. A simple bunionectomy—a procedure that only removes the bony bump—may be appropriate for patients who have less severe deformity. Severe bunions may require a more involved procedure that involves cutting the bone and realigning the joint. Talk with one of our caring bunion surgeons to see which surgical procedure may be best for you.
As respected practitioners in podiatry, Metroplex Foot and Ankle’s compassionate Richardson, Garland and Dallas bunion surgery specialists are dedicated to one important mission—helping you stay mobile, active and pain-free!
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