Medically Reviewed by Dr. Rachel N. Verville
August 13, 2018
Some bunions are caused by genetics. Other Frisco residents develop bunions because of environmental factors, such as wearing shoes that are too tight, too narrow in the toe area, have too high of a heal, or having arthritis or a foot injury that places too much stress on the front of the foot. Whatever the unique cause of your suspect bunion, here are some signs that you may require bunion treatment by a professional podiatrist like Dr. Verville.
- The Front of Your Foot Is Painful, Sore, Red, Inflamed, or Experiences Burning Sensations and Numbness
We wouldn’t be talking so much about bunions and bunion treatment options if it weren’t for the fact that bunions are so painful. If the front of your foot hurts and looks red or inflamed, or experiences sensations such as burning or numbness, it’s possible you have an undiagnosed bunion. Seek help from Dr. Verville immediately for relief.
- You Have a Large Bump or Bulge on the Outside of Your Big Toe
One of the most tell-tale signs of a bunion is that it can, in some cases, create a large bulge or bump on the outside of your big toe. If you’ve noticed such a bump developing on your large toe over time, head straight to RNV Podiatry for a bunion evaluation.
- A Big Toe that Is Swollen and Red
If your big toe is swelling and red and looks like it’s been injured, it’s possible that a bunion is the culprit. Frisco residents with this symptom will need to see Dr. Verville to verify the diagnosis and work together on a personalized bunion treatment plan.
- Thickened Skin on the Base of Your Big Toe or the Front of Your Foot
Bunions can cause a lot of side effects. One of them is that bunions may cause you to develop thickened skin around the affected area, especially on the base of your big toe or the front of your foot. If you’ve noticed this condition, you may need bunion treatment by Dr. Verville.
- Limited Mobility of Your Big Toe
If you’ve noticed that, over time, your big toe has limited and restricted mobility, it could be a sign that you have a bunion. Friso residents experiencing this symptom should have their feet evaluated for bunions.
- Pain when You Walk
Because your big toe is so affected when you walk, a bunion can make the simple action of walking very painful. If you’ve noticed that your foot or feet hurt when you walk, you should see Frisco podiatrist Dr. Verville for an evaluation.
- Frequent and Persistent Pain in Your Big Toe, even if You’re Resting Your Affected Foot
This symptom’s a big one. If your big toe is constantly hurting, even when you’re resting your feet, you’ll definitely want to be evaluated by Dr. Verville to determine if you’re suffering from a bunion.
Working with Dr. Verville
As a podiatrist, Dr. Verville’s goal is to get her patients back up and running on their feet (literally). If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, especially multiple symptoms, it’s time you put your foot health first and see Dr. Verville for an official examination. You can schedule an appointment with her at RNV Podiatry in Frisco by calling (214) 385-8822.