Bunion is a common foot deformity that many people have to deal with during their lifetime. Currently, Orthopaedist is a leading health care professionals to treat these defects. It is a very unique with specific populations feet and you will see the appearance of the seven facts below.
1. Definition Of Bunion
Bunion is an enlargement of bone of bone and soft tissue around the base of the big toe. It makes your legs look like you have a bump on the inside of the base of the big toe and also led to the end of your big toe to angle toward the second toe.
Bunion is also known as Hallux Valgus.
2. Who is More Prone To Hallux Valgus
Bunions are more common in women. Hallux Valgus are also more common in western countries, with as many as 30% of the population of western countries have bunions. Interestingly, research has shown that people from countries where shoes are not commonly used by most residents have a lower incidence of western countries then bunions, bunions might suggest that because people wear shoes. Bunions are also more common in older people, with a greater incidence of bunions with age.
3. Genetics Bunion
Many studies have shown that there appears to be a genetic link to get hallux valgus. This means that if someone in your family has had the chance to get your bunion bunion increase the general population.
4. Symptoms Of Hallux Valgus
There are many symptoms that can lead people to think that they have hallux valgus but the most common symptoms are as follows: A ridge of bone at the base of the big toe, red calloused skin on the ridge on the inside of the legs, pain in the upper joints with a bulge that worsens with stress, and the tip toes pointed toward the second toe.
5. Shoes Lead To Bunions
It has been shown that a narrow shoe, cowboy boats or high-heeled shoes can cause hallux valgus. This may explain why bunions are more common in women, and also why they are more common in western countries where high heels more often used.
6. Diagnosing Hallux Valgus
If you think that you have this problem and present with the above symptoms that indicate this problem then went to see us for proper diagnosed. Our orthopaedic specialist will have a good idea if you have a this problem just by looking but they will x-ray the area to confirm the presence of this problem.
7. Bunion Surgery
If a bunion is so painful or so enlarged that interfere with the quality of your life, then treatment option is to get a bunionectomy. Bunionectomy is a surgical procedure commonly performed by a podiatrist that helps straighten the big toe. As with all problems, the sooner you catch it the easier it is to treat. Do not just assume that the need for bunion surgery. Hallux Valgus in the very early stages can be controlled by non-surgical means that can even prevent the need for surgery in the future! The best thing you can do is visit your orthopaedist to see what the best option.
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