A bunion is a bony lump at the big toe joint on inside of your foot. They are often inherited but made worse by tight shoes and are at risk of getting worse if left untreated. Bunions can cause hard, red, swollen skin over the lump, pain along the bottom or side of your foot, and can even cause your big toe to lean toward your other toes. Treatments include orthotics, callous trimming, steroid injections– and, worst case –surgery.
A hammertoe is a deformity that causes a toe to bend or curl downward rather than pointing forward. This deformity can be present at birth but usually develops over time due to arthritis, a traumatic toe injury, wearing poor fitting shoes, pressure from a bunion, very high arches, or tightened tendons or ligaments. Mild hammertoes can be treated with orthotics or toe pads, while severe hammertoes are treated with surgery.REQUEST APPOINTMENT