A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe. This deformity gradually occurs over time and can cause pain and discomfort. Proper foot care can help slow the development of bunions or even prevent them from forming. Here are five steps you can take to prevent bunions:
Foot & Ankle Pain? Learn about the causes and treatment for foot and ankle pain.
Dr. Daniel M. Dean shares the latest health information about advanced foot and ankle care, offering advanced treatment options to help you get back on your feet again.
When scheduling an elective foot surgery, you may want to consider having surgery over the holidays. It is true, you may choose to skip some gatherings and activities, but there is much to gain from having your surgery during this time. Now, with same-day surgery, you can recover in the comfort of your home the night of surgery for the majority of foot and ankle surgeries.
The ankle joint is a small joint, and yet it works to help stabilize our entire body weight and support lower extremity movement. It’s no wonder that, over time, this joint might be affected by arthritis, as the smooth, protective cartilage on the bones wears away. This causes the bones to rub together and can be painful and destabilizing.
Did you know that your posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important tendons in your leg?
Since the 1940s, surgeons have been performing minimally invasive bunion surgery. However, these techniques have evolved over the last two decades, and we are now in our third generation of minimally invasive bunion correction, providing benefits to many patients.
Did you know that your heel bone (calcaneus) is the largest bone in your foot? Heel pain is a common occurrence. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 2 million people each year seek treatment for plantar fasciitis – and that’s just one cause of heel pain.
A bunion is a deformity at the base of the big toe that usually develops slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal position of the bone, tendons, and ligaments changes, resulting in the bunion.