A bunion is a painful lump at the base of the big toe which may cause the toe to bend unnaturally. When it forms, it causes the bones within the great toe joint to become displaced. This condition usually occurs after years of abnormal pressure and movement. Pointy-toed shoes can aggrevate the condition, which explains why painful bunions are more commonly seen among women. Covering the bunion with padding or a foam cushion helps protect it but can be bulky in shoes. If the bunion is very painful. surgery may be used to straighten the toe and alleviate the symptoms. Dr. Fisher is Board Certified in Foot surgery and can offer a wide variety of corrective treatment options for painful bunions. Make an appointmet with us today and let’s begin your journey towards happier feet.