They begin with a leaning of the big toe, gradually changing the angle of the bones over the years and slowly producing the characteristic bump, which becomes increasingly prominent. Dont wait to fix your bunion issues as symptoms usually appear at later stages.
Our patients prefer minimally invasive bunion surgery because incisions are smaller, discomfort is minimal, we use dissolving sutures, and our technique avoids unnecessary damage to surrounding structures.
?Its a gradual dislocation of the great toe joint causing the movement of the great toe toward the second toe with a "bump on the bone” appearing on the inside of the foot. Most people believe that shoes cause bunions. Shoes do not cause bunions but may hasten their appearance at an earlier age.
Approximately 90% of bunion deformities are inherited. Normally, a bunion deformity is a progressive problem. The longer it exists, the more the great toe moves toward the second toe and the larger the bump becomes. In addition to being unattractive and painful, an untreated bunion can cause hammertoes, corns, callus, arthritis of the joint and chronic discomfort.
Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. It is not the bunion itself that is inherited but certain foot types that make a person prone to developing a bunion.
Although wearing shoes that crowd the toes will not actually cause bunions, it sometimes makes the deformity get progressively worse. Symptoms may therefore appear sooner.
Symptoms, which occur at the site of the bunion, may include:
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I was referred to Dr. Fauria by another podiatrist who informed me that my condition was "above his pay grade." He gave me several referrals but, when asked who he would go to if it was his foot, he said "Quinn.".
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Dr. Fauria did surgery on my right foot 6 weeks ago to remove a bunion and plantar fibroma. His work is impeccable. My right foot looks almost exactly like my left foot. He is a perfectionist with his work and I'm grateful the surgery went so well.
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