A bunion is a bump on the side of your foot just beneath the big toe.
Bunions are genetic in nature, so chances are your mother or your grandmother had one too.
Sometimes bunions can become painful, and this can often be due to tight fitting shoes or trauma.
When bunions become painful, they are usually treated conservatively first, most likely with wider shoes or anti-inflammatory medications.
Sometimes, if bunions don’t respond, you may require surgery. The surgical procedure is usually about a one hour procedure performed on an out-patient basis. Afterwards, we’ll put you in a boot during a 4 to 6 week convalescence. And before long, you’ll be back on your feet in no time doing all of those great activities that you enjoy.