Frequently Asked Questions – Bunions

Frequently Asked Questions – Bunions

When you hear “bunion,” you may automatically think of your grandmother, or another elderly figure in your life. The truth is, though, that bunions know no age and can affect anyone. Bunions are bony bumps that develop at the joint of the big toe. Continued pressure...

Foot and Ankle – Bunions

Bunions If the joint that connects the big toe to the foot has a swollen, sore bump, a patient may have a bunion. With a bunion, the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint) gets larger and sticks out. The skin over it may appear red and feel tender. Wearing...

Foot Anatomy

Foot Anatomy Within the feet lay bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.  When discussing the anatomy of the foot, physicians divide the foot into three main parts; the forefoot, the midfoot, and the hindfoot. Forefoot The metatarsels,...

Overlapping Toes

overlapping toes Approximately 7% of individuals have at least one overlapping toe on one of the feet. The pinky toe most commonly overlapping, the big toe and second toe also may have involvement. Doctors see overlapping toes in both men and women of all ages. Some...

Toe Deformities

Common Toe Deformities Toe deformities are common problems that occur due to abnormal positioning of the foot bones, inadequate bio mechanics, and diseases such as arthritis affecting bones and tissues of the foot. Toe deformities not only affect the alignment of the...