As treatable as bunions may be, they can be a real pain in the foot to live with. Bunions cause a painful bump on the side of the big toe or on the outside of the little toe. There are several causes of bunions, including genetics, wearing poorly fitting shoes such as high heels, arthritis, and other conditions. Symptoms of bunions include pain and soreness, bulging bump next to the big toe, burning sensation, inflammation, and more.
Fortunately, there are non-surgical ways to treat bunions including, changing shoe wear, certain medications, adding padding to foot wear, custom orthotics, and modifying physical activity. Surgical removal solutions of the bunion are available at the Hill Country Foot Surgeons offices, as well. Surgery is recommended most when the pain affects your daily activities and lifestyle.