Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Since this joint carries a lot of the body’s weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. The MTP joint itself may become stiff and sore, making even the wearing of shoes difficult or impossible.

Symptoms

  • Development of a firm bump on the outside edge of the foot, at the base of the big toe.
  • Redness, swelling, or pain at or near the MTP joint.
  • Corns or other irritations caused by the overlap of the first and second toes.
  • Restricted or painful motion of the big toe.

To learn more about treatment for Bunions, please call our Matthews office (704) 845-2920, our Monroe office (704) 292-1380 or CLICK HERE to request an appointment. 

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Matthews Office
Bellasera Office Park
2950 Senna Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 845-2920

Monroe Office
Metro Medical Park
1630 A Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 292-1380