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What can I do about bunions?

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You have probably already seen a foot with a bunion, a common condition. The big toe points laterally (toward the little toe), and there is a bony bump at its base. The bump may be red and tender. Even though bunions are obvious from the pain and unusual shape of the big toe, it’s still a good idea to see a doctor. You’ll probably get X-rays of your bunion. You may also get blood tests if your doctor thinks that a type of arthritis such as gout or an infection may be causing the pain. With the results, your doctor can decide whether you need orthopedic shoes, custom made inserts, medication, surgery, or other treatment.

From: What Can I Do About Bunions? WebMD Medical Reference

 

SOURCES: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. National Health Services Direct (U.K.) PubMed Health: "Bunions."


Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 24, 2017

 

SOURCES: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. National Health Services Direct (U.K.) PubMed Health: "Bunions."


Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 24, 2017

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