A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. A bunion forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. Painful bunions can make it difficult to walk or wear shoes. When this occurs, Dr. Mark Forman always suggests non-surgical treatment first and offers several viable treatment options.
People born with abnormal bones in their feet and women who wear narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes are more likely to develop bunions. While surgery may be needed in severe cases, non-surgical bunion treatment can reduce pain in milder cases. Dr. Mark Forman can identify a bunion by examining your foot. He will begin the examination by watching your big toe as you move it up and down, this will help him determine if your range of motion is limited. He will also check for redness and swelling. After the physical exam, an X-ray of your foot can help Dr. Forman identify the cause of the bunion and rate its severity.
If you suffer from bunions give us a call today to discuss your treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman in Scottsdale, AZ call 480-423-8400 or visit www.azfootpain.com to learn more about bunions.