Hallux Valgus of the great toe, commonly known as a bunion, is a very common and potentially painful and debilitating condition.

What is a bunion?

Bunions occur when your big toe is not properly in position, so that the joint at the base of your toe juts out from the side of your foot. This abnormal positioning causes a sac of fluid at the base of the toe, called the bursa, to swell and become painful.

Bunion treatments and prevention

Treatment of a bunion can include obtaining proper fitting footwear to alleviate pressure. In addition, a bunion shield pad or modifying shoes may help reduce the pressure that results in a painful bursa. Often prescription custom made orthotics is the solution. Severly deformed bunions may require surgical correction.

How Hunt Footcare can treat your bunions

Hunt Footcare may prescribe an anti inflammatory medication in those cases of acute flare up. Laser and physical therapy is also available. Prescription orthotics (customized inserts for your shoes or boots) can reduce bone pressures and underlying biomechanical causes. Proper fitting footwear can also improve your condition.


For professional bunion treatments and custom made orthotics in London, Ingersoll and Stratford, contact Hunt Footcare - we're happy to help.

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