bunion and hammer toe
Bunions and hammer toes are both common foot deformities that can cause pain and difficulty in walking. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe, caused by a misalignment of the bones in the foot. This misalignment can cause the surrounding tissue, including the skin and the bursa, to become inflamed and painful. A hammer toes, on the other hand, is a deformity in which the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. This can be caused by a muscle or tendon imbalance, or by wearing shoes that do not fit properly.
Both Bunions and hammer toes can make it difficult to find shoes that fit comfortably and can cause pain and discomfort when walking or standing for long periods of time. Treatment options for these conditions can include wearing orthotic inserts, physical therapy, and shoe modifications, but in severe cases, surgery may be required. It's always important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the surgery with your doctor before making a decision.