bunion on middle toe
A bunion on the middle toe, also known as a "Intermediate Bunion" is less common than a bunion on the big toe and it's a rare occurrence. This type of bunion forms on the middle toe, usually at the base of the metatarsal bone of the middle toe. Symptoms of an intermediate bunion include pain, redness, and swelling in the area, difficulty walking and finding shoes that fit comfortably. Factors that can contribute to the development of an intermediate bunion include genetics, ill-fitting shoes, and certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment options include rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, and orthotics. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the bunion and alleviate the pain. It's best to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.