Bunions are often an uncomfortable, painful problem on your feet. A bunion, or hallux valgus, is often a bump at the joint of the base of your big toe. This bump forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint is forced to move out of place. The big toe leans toward the second toe instead of being straight. Bunions are progressive and often become increasingly prominent, leading to pain, inflammation, and swelling. Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle provides bunion treatment in Seaford and Millsboro, DE to help alleviate your issues. We'll help you reduce pain and eliminate the deformity with new, advanced treatment options.
About one in three people have bunions. Bunion causes often stem from many years of pressure on your large toe joint. The metatarsophalangeal eventually falls out of alignment, leading to the bump. Over time, the bump grows as the toe starts to lean towards the other toes.
A bunion on your big toe is the most common type. Other types of bunions include:
Risk factors for bunions include:
Bunion symptoms include:
Our experienced team will examine your foot to evaluate the bunion's degree, and determine the best form of treatment for your needs. Our most common bunion treatments include:
Our physicians are highly experienced in working with bunions. We welcome your questions and concerns. The most common questions to ask us about bunions include:
The Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle team is committed to treating foot problems. While bunions are a common foot issue, we understand many people have concerns about addressing them. We're here for you every step of the way. Our bunion treatments will help reduce your pain and get you back to an active lifestyle. Since 2000, we've helped thousands of people heal their foot and ankle issues. Southern Delaware Foot and Ankle was the first practice in the state to offer new minimally invasive bunion surgery! Contact us today.
Our team of podiatrists has a wide range of experience treating many different foot and ankle issues. We’re fully trained and knowledgeable about treatment for sports injuries, skin conditions, trauma, and other foot and ankle problems.
have a wide range of experience with different foot pain causes, conditions, and injuries. Learn more about the background of each of our providers:
To learn more about foot and ankle conditions, visit the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ patient education website, FootHealthFacts.org