You have severe pain in your big toe that
interferes with walking or daily activities.
Your big toe begins to
overlap your second toe (displacement).
peripheral arterial disease and the skin over a
bunion is irritated, red, or broken. Diabetes and
peripheral arterial disease can reduce blood circulation and sensation in your
feet. Infection can develop more quickly and may lead to other serious
Pain in your big toe does not get better after 2 to 3
weeks of home treatment.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during
which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition
without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting may be appropriate if bunion
pain is not severe. In this case, try home treatment, such as using ice to
relieve pain or wearing comfortable footwear. If there is no improvement after
2 to 3 weeks of home treatment, call your doctor.
Who to see
Symptoms of a bunion can be evaluated and