Specialist expertise: Foot and Ankle Conditions, Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, Foot & Ankle, Bunions, Arthritis, Achilles Tendon Strain, Shockwave Therapy, Morton's Neuroma.
A Bunion is a bump that develops at the joint of the big toe. They are painful and develop slowly over time. They develop due to pressure on the big toe joint causing the big toe to lean toward the second toe. After a period of time, this causes the bone structure to change making it painful to walk or wear shoes. The medical name for a bunion is Hallux Valgus. Bunions occur more often in women due to wearing tight shoes that squeeze the toes together, and if left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time.