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Bunions…. do you suffer from one?

Do you suffer with Bunions?

Appearance:

A bunion is a deformity that occurs in the first toe (metatarsal-phalangeal) joint – You may notice it as a bony lump at the base of the big toe.  Bunions more commonly occur with age,

can be unsightly and are often painful as they form.

Causes:

This is usually a hereditary problem, we inherit the shape of foot that later develops a bunion deformity but there are other causes. Poor footwear, high levels of sports and foot type, (such as flat foot), are all common contributing factors.

Prevention is, of course, always better than cure. For this reason raising awareness in young people and providing education regarding good foot care can go a long way to

alleviate the symptoms of  bunions.

Visiting a Podiatrist at the earliest signs of bunion formation is essential, as early detection and correction of a poor footing, can help to eliminate excessive loads in certain parts of the foot.

Our highly trained team here at Randell’s are able to offer help and advice if you have any concerns at all about bunion formation.

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