Bunions Treatment Dubai | Clemenceau Medical Center Dubai

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Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are bony protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe. They form when the joint at the base of the toe becomes misaligned, causing the big toe to lean inward toward the other toes. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for bunions is essential for effective management.

Causes of Bunions

  • Genetics
  • Foot structure and mechanics: Certain foot types, such as flat feet or low arches, can increase the risk of developing bunions.
  • Footwear: Wearing tight, narrow shoes, especially those with a pointed toe or high heels, can put pressure on the toes and contribute to the development or progression of bunions.
  • Inflammatory conditions: Certain inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can lead to joint deformities, including bunions.

Symptoms of Bunions

  • Bony protrusion on the side of the foot, particularly at the base of the big toe.
  • Pain and tenderness at the bunion site, especially when walking or wearing tight shoes.
  • Redness, swelling, or inflammation around the affected joint.
  • Difficulty fitting into shoes properly
  • Corns or calluses may develop over the bunion or between the toes due to friction or pressure.

Treatment of Bunions

  • Footwear modifications
  • Orthotic devices
  • Surgical intervention: If conservative treatments do not provide relief or the bunion causes severe pain or difficulty in daily activities, surgery may be considered.
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