This condition occurs when the big toe bone deviates towards the little toe and the metatarsal bone behind the big toe moves away from the rest of the foot. The big toe joint then becomes prominent which can make it impossible to walk or wear shoes with comfort. The medical term for this condition is hallux abducto valgus.
Treatment of bunions requires the use of orthotic therapy and footwear advice. In some cases, our podiatric surgeon may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) or administer cortisone injections Read more. In other cases, where bunions remain painful or become larger and more symptomatic, surgical correction can be indicated.