Bunions

Warning Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of a bunion include red calloused skin, a bony bump along the foot at the base of the big toe, pain over the joint (aggravated by pressure from shoes) and the big toe turned toward the other toes.

Treatment/Procedures

Patients can treat bunions by having them removed.

Prevention

Poor-fitting, narrow shoes cause toes to be compressed and can lead to bunions. Wide, properly-fitting shoes can help prevent bunions.

Rehabilitation

The patient is advised to keep the foot propped up and protected from pressure, weight and injury while it heals after bunion removal. Complete recovery may take 3-5 weeks.