Bunions Specialist

Jeremy Moran, DPM -  - Podiatrist

ToeOp

Jeremy Moran, DPM

Podiatrist located in Tomball, TX

Developing a red, swollen bony bump near the base of your big toe isn’t just an aesthetic concern; rather, it can also lead to serious chronic foot pain. If you have bunions, schedule an evaluation at ToeOp in Tomball, Texas, to get started on an innovative treatment solution. You can book your bunion evaluation through the website or you can call to schedule an exam over the phone.

Bunions

Why do bunions form?

Bunions are firm, bony bumps that start forming when your big toe is forcefully pushed out of proper alignment. Your big toe is supposed to lie flat and straight. But if you regularly wear snug-fitting, pointy, or high-heeled shoes that shove your big toe into a cramped area, eventually, connective tissues begin conforming to this new alignment.

Your big toe joint starts changing shape to accommodate your footwear, and thus that painful and unsightly bony bump forms. Ill-fitting shoes aren’t the only things to blame if you have bunions though. This painful foot deformity is often linked to:

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Inherited foot traits
  • Flat feet or high arches

Bunions can even form because of toe trauma. For example, if you stub your toe and wind up with a fracture, your toe joint can become unstable and your risk of developing a bunion increase. 

 

What are the symptoms of bunions?

Bunions don’t always cause symptoms. In early stages, you’re probably just going to notice a minor bump at the base of your big toe that gets sore from time to time. If left untreated though, bunions progress and can lead to:

  • Redness
  • Numbness 
  • Inflammation 
  • Burning sensations

Having bunions even increases your chances of developing other foot deformities, like hammertoes, as well as uncomfortable calluses and corns. 

 

Do I need treatment for bunions?

Yes! You’re encouraged to schedule an exam at ToeOp at the very first sign of bunion development. Because bunions are progressive and are highly likely to worsen, it’s important to get started on treatment right away. 

Without proper treatment, bunions can become so painful and uncomfortable, you’re forced to change the way you walk — your gait — which can lead to secondary ankle, knee, and even lower back pain. 

 

Which bunion treatment do I need?

Jeremy Moran at ToeOp provides personalized bunion treatment plans designed to relieve pain and inflammation. You may benefit from:

  • Bunion padding
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Footwear changes
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If conservative bunion treatments aren’t effective, you may need minimally invasive surgery. Jeremy Moran at ToeOp offers modern in-office bunion procedures that can help correct your bunion and realign your big toe joint, so your bunion discomfort can become a thing of your past. 

Get relief from agonizing bunion pain by booking an exam at ToeOp today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to book a visit.