bunion knee and hip pain
Bunions are a common foot condition that affects the big toe joint and typically cause pain and discomfort in the affected area. However, the pain from a bunion can radiate to other parts of the body, such as the knee and hip, if the bunion is severe enough to cause a person to alter their gait (the way they walk) to avoid the pain. The altered gait can put extra stress on the knee and hip joints, leading to pain.
If you are experiencing knee and hip pain in addition to bunion pain, it is important to see a doctor or podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. They will be able to determine if the knee and hip pain are related to the bunion and recommend appropriate treatment options.
Treatment options for bunions include wearing comfortable shoes, using orthotics, physical therapy, and in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity. It's also important to rule out other conditions that can cause knee and hip pain, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other types of joint problems.