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Bunion Treatment Sydney CBD

Bunion Joint. Hallux Valgus Treatment

Bunion Treatment Sydney CBD

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. The bony protrusion results in the big toe moving toward the 2nd toe and sometimes over-lapping in extreme cases.

Primarily it occurs at the Big Toe joint but can also develop at the 5th toe joint; called Bunionette or Tailors Bunion

Factors involved in Bunion development include:

  1. Wearing tight, narrow shoes.
  2. The shape of your foot.
  3. Deformity such as Flat Feet.
  4. Arthritis.

Management Options:

Conservative treatment

The clinic will guide you through a variety of treatment options that may include:

  1. Changing shoes. Wear roomy, comfortable shoes that provide plenty of space for your toes.
  2. Padding. Over-the-counter, nonmedicated bunion pads or cushions may be helpful. They can act as a buffer between your foot and your shoe and ease your pain.
  3. Medications. Anti-inflammatory topical or oral can help control the pain of a bunion. Cortisone injections also might help.
  4. Shoe inserts. Orthotic supports that slip into your shoes will distribute pressure evenly when you move your feet, reducing discomfort and stabilise the foot from “rolling”. The clinic uses a range of foot inserts from medical grade non customised to prescription-customised orthotics.

Surgical options

  1. If conservative treatment doesn’t relieve your symptoms, you might need surgery. Surgery is not recommended for cosmetic reasons; only when a bunion causes you frequent pain or interferes with your daily activities.
  2. There are many surgical procedures for bunions, and no one technique is best for every problem.
  3. Surgical procedures for bunions can be done as single procedures or in combination. They might involve:
    1. Removing the swollen tissue from the joint.
    2. Straightening the toe by removing part of the bone.
    3. Realigning one or more bones in the forefoot to a more normal position to correct the abnormal angle in your big toe joint.
    4. Joining the bones of your affected joint permanently.

Contact the clinic 92325488 for an appointment in person or appointment by telehealth.