Bunions & Bunion Treatment

What are Bunions?

So, what are bunions?  Bunions are a foot deformity caused by an underlying structural problem. Changes in your big toe joint create a large bony bump and cause your big toe to deviate side-ways instead of straight ahead. The joint becomes enlarged, less mobile and may become painful.

A common misconception is that bunions are only a problem for older women. But bunions can be seen in children as young as 6 or 7 years old and they are also common for men.

Children are more likely to develop bunions if they have crescent shaped or banana feet (Metartarsus adductus) or if they have flat feet (Metatarsus primus varus). Family history is also a strong indicator for development of bunions.

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Bunions develop quite slowly, but an early check is a good idea to help you and your podiatrist decide the best way to manage the progress of your bunion and plan your treatment.

To book an appointment or learn more about bunion treatment, call our friendly team on 08-9319-3030 now.

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