Geelong bunion treatment
Your toes are not only important for balance, but affect the alignment and mechanics of your entire body. A bunion can be both painful and detrimental to your lifestyle. Podiatry on Pako offers bunion treatment in Geelong for ongoing relief from bunion pain.
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a misalignment of the big toe, or hallux. It is also known as hallux abducto valgus. The large toe drifts across the forefoot which also deforms the smaller toes.
Causes of foot bunions
Cause can be genetic or functional:
- Genetic bunions can be seen at all ages.
- Functional bunions occur due to poor foot alignment
Abnormal alignment can cause the foot to work incorrectly, stressing the mechanics of the foot. Prolonged uneven stresses can cause the bunion to form.
Shoes don’t necessarily cause the bunion but can make you more aware of them due to style and shape. Narrow high heels would make the bunion painful compared to wearing a broad shoe.
Pain can be helped by simple devices that remove pressure off the bony bump. Controlling poor foot biomechanics such as flat feet or pronation helps to improve function – and the most effective way to do this is using shoes and orthotics for bunions. Our Geelong podiatrist can suggest ideal solutions based on an assessment. Please contact us for more information.
Surgery is an option after conservative treatment has been tried. Each foot is independent of the other and needs a consultation with a surgeon to understand options available.