Bunions are a painful foot condition that is caused by an enlarged, bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. They occur when the big toe and second toe push against each other, causing pressure on your big toe joint. As a result, this can develop an abnormal-looking curve to your toes as well as cause discomfort in your foot. While it can be a genetic condition that runs in the family, bunions can also be caused by wearing poorly fitted shoes or standing for long periods of time with poor posture.
How a Bunion Surgery Works
While bunions may not require medical treatments, it can be a permanent deformity to your foot unless surgically corrected. Bunions may also cause pain and make walking difficult because they put pressure on ligaments in the area. Additionally, having a bunion increases the risk of bursitis, hammertoe and metatarsalgia. When consulting a doctor on your foot bunion, he may recommend a minimally invasive bunion surgery in Singapore to treat your condition before it gets worse.
For bunions, the surgeon will make small incisions to remove the enlarged part of bone, ligaments and tendons from the affected toe. As bunion surgery will be minimally invasive, it only requires smaller stitches with minimal scarring involved.
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There are several things you can do to relieve bunion symptoms before considering surgery such as wearing properly aligned footwear. However, if this condition affects you regularly, consider speaking to your doctor about the treatment options to alleviate the discomfort. Foot bunion surgery may relieve the pain and allow you to return to your normal activities, improving your quality of life. Get in touch with our team of specialists at Orthofoot MD today to find out more.