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Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group

Dr. John Bidelspach

(863) 859-4434

(888) 505-0592

Lakeland Main Office:
4973 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
  The Villages Main Office:
(Just West of Rolling Acres)
Heart Rhythm Associates
781 HWY 466
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, The Villages, and Tallahassee

Bunions – What they are and what causes them
 

Your big toe is the hardest-working toe. Every time your foot pushes off the ground, this toe supports most of your body weight. Because the big toe is so critical to movement, any problem with it can make walking or even standing painful. A bunion (excess or misaligned bone in the joint) is one of the most common big toe problems. In addition to causing pain, a bunion changes the shape of your foot, making it harder to find shoes that fit. But you don’t have to hobble for the rest of your life. Bunions can be treated. With your doctor’s help your feet can feel and look better.

Foot Care
Squeezing a squared-shaped foot into a shoe with a pointed toe increases the risk of a painful bunion.

What Causes Bunions?
Although they may develop on the fifth (little) toe, bunions usually occur at the base of the big toe. Bunions are often caused by incorrect foot mechanics. The foot may flatten too much, forcing the toe joint to move beyond normal range. In some cases joint damage cause by arthritis or an injury produces a bunion. And some people are born with the tendency to develop bunions, wearing high-heeled or poorly fitting shoes makes the problem worse.

Types of Bunions
Positional (mild) bunions arise from the growth of new bone. Structural (severe) bunions result when the joint at the base of the toe shifts position. Many bunions are a combination of both types.

A bunion is a bony bump, usually near the joint at the base of the big toe.

Positional Bunions
As a new bone grows, the joint enlarges. This stretches the joint’s outer covering. Force created by the stretching pushes the big toe toward the smaller ones. Eventually, the inside tendons tighten, pulling the big toe farther out of alignment.

Structural Bunions
When the angle between the bones of the first and second toes is greater than normal, the big toe slants toward the smaller ones. In severe cases, this may also cause the second and third toes to buckle.

 
 
 
Lakeland Podiatrist Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group is a poidiatry office providing Bunions – What they are and what causes them, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lakeland, FL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 33809 area and surrounding areas in Lakeland