5 Symptoms You Have a Bunion on Your Foot
Bunions on your feet typically form over several years and, in the beginning, they can be more annoying than painful. At first, you may have trouble with your foot fitting into your favorite shoes – you may even have to go up in size or select a wider shoe. However, eventually, most bunions turn painful and that pain can begin to interfere with your normal, daily activities.
Almost 25% of the population suffers from bunions.1 So, it makes sense that a common question is, “How do I know if I have a bunion?” Here are five common symptoms of a bunion on your feet:
- A bump on the side of your foot, located at your big toe joint.
- The big toe leans in towards your other toes.
- Pain at the base of the big toe and/or in the ball of the foot.
- Swelling around your big toe joint.
- A sensation of pressure or limited movement of your big toe.
Symptoms of bunions, and bunions themselves can become worse over time. Bunions can become particularly painful when your toes are crowded or when you are standing for long periods of time. That’s why certain occupations that require significant amounts of time “on your feet” can aggravate bunions.
Bunions are a progressive disorder and do not go away on their own. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to consult a surgeon. Choosing to have your bunion corrected is, of course, a big decision. Not all treatments are the same and it’s important to make an informed decision.
Traditional treatments for bunions address the cosmetic “bump”, but not the root cause – an unstable joint. Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ is a patented technique that restores the entire bone to normal alignment in all three dimensions. It’s important to have your doctor evaluate which treatment option is right for you.
Take a quiz to see if the Lapiplasty® Procedure may be right for you and look for a bunion surgeon in your area.