Foot pain can be caused by a variety of health complications, including complications associated with bunions. If you are concerned that you have a complication with a bunion, be sure to meet with a podiatrist as a hallux valgus bunion may be the diagnosis and require more advanced treatment.
The hallux valgus bunion is a unique health complication that can cause significant pain in the foot. Unlike other types of typical bunions, the hallux valgas bunion can be treated conservatively but may need to be treated with advanced treatment in some cases. Because bunion arthritis can develop, avoiding treatment will result in greater health complications in the feet.
To determine if you have foot pain that is on the outside of your foot, this is a common sign of a hallux valgus bunion. When not treated effectively, the complication can enlarge rather quickly, making it quite difficult to wear shoes or to walk without open shoes.
In advanced cases of hallux valgus bunion, your may begin to notice that your large toe will turn inward which will cause rubbing on your other toes. This additional friction can lead to ulcers, blisters and general bone deformity in the foot. It is best, therefore, to treat a hallux valgus bunion early in its development.
Not all foot pain is attributed to a bunion and not all toe position changes are related to bunions of the hallux valgus nature. But, with any type of foot pain that develops, the pain should be addressed as well as the underlying cause and origin of the complication. If you have a hallux valgus bunion, treating that bunion is important but it is also just as important as to prevent further bunions development in the future.
Bunions are a common part of aging and many women develop hallux valgus bunions from poor shoes and improper foot care. But, in some women, the complications with foot bunions may develop in response to poor bone density and loss of bone strength in the feet. As soon as you begin to notice foot pain, be sure to find a good podiatrist that can follow your health over the latter part of your life.
Sources: Textbook of Bunion Surgery, by Joshua Gerbert