bunion on top of big toe
A bunion on the top of the big toe, also known as a "dorsal bunion" is a less common than a bunion on the inside or the base of the big toe (Hallux valgus). This type of bunion forms on the top of the big toe, usually at the base of the metatarsal bone. Symptoms of a dorsal 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 a dorsal 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.