Bunions can produce a lot of pain for such a small, bony protrusion. Don’t let one sideline you. At Foot & Ankle Center of Kirkland, we are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of bunions, so don’t hesitate to seek us out when you have one.
Bunions nearly always form on the big toe, at the point where the big toe joins with the rest of the foot. The reason? Excessive stress being put on the big toe joint. Why this stress occurs can include various causes, but the most common is footwear. If your shoes are too tight around the toes, you are at increased risk for a bunion. High heels are especially known to be a problem, and for that reason, women develop bunions more often than men do. Your way of walking or having flat feet are other factors that play into it, and eventually you could find that you have bunions in Bellevue heel pain. You don’t need to come in if you’re not experiencing pain, or if you only have minimal discomfort. But you may still want to have the situation evaluated because at some point, your bunions in Bellevue heel pain can start making it difficult to walk or even put on your shoes. Fortunately, the diagnostic process is typically simple, involving just a visual inspection and physically examination of the toe and the bunion. In the majority of instances, the best way to treat it is to get more comfortable and roomy footwear, and combine that with arch supports or bunion pads so that your weight will be redistributed and not land so heavily on your toe joint. Surgery is sometimes necessary, but only if other methods are not effective.
Before you end up with bunions in Bellevue heel pain, contact us to arrange an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.