Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Bunions tend to be hereditary, but can be aggravated by shoes that are too narrow in the forefoot and toe.
Footwear modification is a very important part of the conservative management. When choosing a shoe, make sure the toe box is high and broad, and can accommodate the bunion. Gel bunion shields and gel toe caps are also recommended to eliminate friction between the shoe and the bunion, while providing comfort and lubrication. If the problem persists please contact your podiatrist .In severe cases surgery is recommended to correct the associated bunion deformation.
Specialised consultation and care for bunions at Temple Clinic in Ealing, West London