Bunions Foot Problem - Mandurah Podiatry

Bunions are an osteoarthritis or damage to the big toe joint and often presents as a swollen or protruding bump at the junction of the big toe. Bunions are mostly seen in women, due to the role of high heels and ill-fitting footwear in accelerating the process.

A bunion is usually the result of excessive pronation, or rolling in of the foot. This causes excessive pressure and stress to the forefoot, resulting in excess load to the joint, which compensates by developing excessive bone and soft tissue, causing pain, inflammation and discomfort.

Orthotic devices can stabilise the heel and reduce some of the load to the forefoot, protecting the joint and decreasing the chance of bunion formation.

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