Bunion & Toe Pain
A bunion is a bony protrusion on the side of your foot, causing the big toe to begin pointing inward toward the other toes. Our podiatrist at Southwest Foot and Ankle Center in Plano and Lewisville provide treatment for bunions and related conditions of the feet and toes.
Our goal is to provide effective pain relief, while also helping ward off complications such as an enlarged toe joint, overlapping toes and wounds from the friction they cause.
Symptoms of Bunions
Bunions are most often seen in female patients, but they can affect anyone at any age. If left untreated, this painful foot disorder can make simple activities like walking difficult.
Common bunion symptoms include:
- Pain while walking
- Swelling of the feet and/or toes
- Soreness on the inner side of the big toe
- Inflamed toe joint
Our podiatrist, Dr. Reza Mobarak, can diagnose bunions with a simple exam and make a recommendation for treatment which may include an X-ray which can help identify other conditions of the foot. A common example is a Tailor’s bunion, also known as a bunionette. A bunionette is a small bump that forms on the outside of the foot next to the little toe.
There are many different treatment options for bunions. Dr. Mobarak’s initial exam will help determine the best way to proceed. Non-surgical options may include custom orthotics, spacers, toe splints or bunion cushions. More severe bunions might require foot surgery, also known as a bunionectomy.
Other Foot and Ankle Conditions
Our Plano, Lewisville and Irving podiatry clinics also treat other types of foot and ankle conditions such as:
- Diabetic Foot
- Foot and Ankle Sprains
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenail
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Foot Wounds and Ulcers
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort because of bunions, contact our Plano, Lewisville or Irving offices. Call the Plano center at 972-805-9985, Lewisville clinic at 972-318-2738 or Irving location at 972-318-2655.