Archive for August, 2012

Bunion Surgery in Depth

    There are several different types of surgery that can be performed on bunions, and the following articles describe the most commonly used bunion surgery in depth.   McBRIDE BUNIONECTOMY This type of surgery is most often used to treat mild bunions. The enlarged portion of bone is removed from the medial or inner [...]

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Bunion Surgery

      A bunion (hallux valgus) is a deformity of the bones in the first metatarsal. The primary indication is when the big toe begins to tilt into the toes beside it and the telltale bump develops at the base of the big toe. Why Surgery? Bunion surgery is usually only considered for severe [...]


Treatment of Bunions with Orthotics

    Hallux Abducto Valgus is the medical name for a condition more often referred to as ‘bunions’, and bunion occur so frequently that most podiatrists examine at least one case of this affliction per day. One question that patients usually ask is if their choice of footwear has caused their bunions to develop, and [...]


How is a Bunion Treated?

  Diagnosis Before bunions can be treated they must first be diagnosed. If a patient experiences a bony growth at the base of the big toe along with redness, tenderness, or swelling then chances are good they have developed a bunion. Once this likelihood has been established an intensive physical examination will occur, followed by [...]


How is a Bunion Diagnosed?

  A bunion diagnosis is pursued if there are visible symptoms such as a bony protrusion at the base of the first metatarsal and redness, swelling, or tenderness in the affected area. This can lead to further examination with the following tools: A more in-depth physical exam will occur X-rays of the foot may be [...]


Causes and Treatment of Bunions and Bunion Pain

  The medical term for ‘bunions’ is hallux abducto valgus (HAV), and what this terminology refers to is the bony lump that you often see at the base of the big toe, although it is occasionally seen on the little toe as well. Bunions do not always cause symptoms immediately upon development but in most [...]

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