bunion under big toe
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. It is caused by a misalignment of the bones in the big toe joint, which results in the big toe angling towards the other toes. As the toe angles inwards, the bony bump, or bunion, forms on the inside of the foot, at the base of the big toe, under the skin.
Symptoms of a bunion under the big toe can include pain, discomfort, redness, and inflammation in the affected area. The big toe may be angled towards the second toe and the skin over the bunion may be thickened. Wearing tight-fitting shoes or high heels can exacerbate the pain and discomfort.
Treatment for a bunion under the big toe can include changing to shoes that have a wider toe box, using padding and cushioning to reduce pressure on the bunion, and using orthotic inserts to help redistribute pressure away from the bunion. In more severe cases, surgical options are also available to correct the bunion and alleviate pain.
It's important to consult with a podiatrist or a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment plan. It's also important to address the underlying cause of the bunion, such as wearing shoes that fit well, and maintaining a healthy weight to reduce the pressure on the feet.