Why is Your Big Toe Turning Inward?
Bunions (hallux valgus) form when the big toe (hallux) is moved out of place, turned inward toward the smaller toes, often overlapping them. The movement of the toe reverses the direction of the joint resulting in a growth deformity protruding outward which then causes the big toe to move even further inward.
At Advanced Foot & Ankle, our podiatrists have decades of experience treating this condition and can provide you with immediate relief.
Treatments for this condition depend on the severity of the symptoms, varying from:
- Surgical relief and reconstruction
- Changing shoes and using inserts
- Medication to combat inflammation
As bunions are often a hereditary condition, they can often develop during various stages of your life. Symptoms range from the unsightly redness of the protruding area to a painful bursa (fluid-filled sac) forming inside or around the joint. Symptoms often limit shoe wear choices and can affect activity level.
If you are currently suffering from painful bunions, please contact our office at our office at (203) 791-0466.