Bunions? We Can Help!

Bunions? We Can Help!

Have your feet been causing you problems lately? If you’ve noticed a bump forming at the base of your big toe, you are likely dealing with a bunion. Not only can bunions be painful, but they can negatively impact your confidence. Fortunately, our team at Cherrywood Foot Care can help you manage bunions and provide the information you need to prevent them from developing! 

What Are Bunions?

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint of your big toe and occurs when the bones in the front of your foot shift out of place. Your big toe starts moving towards your smaller toes, and this causes the joint at the base of your toe to start sticking out. When this happens, you may notice that the skin over this bump gets sore and appears red. To prevent bunions, it is important to know what causes them. Some of the most common causes that you should be aware of include:

  • Wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes. 
  • Genetics. 
  • Trauma to your foot. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions. 
  • Excess stress on the feet.


Even if you carefully try to avoid bunions, they can still form at any time. Addressing them quickly with our team can help improve your symptoms and keep your bunions from progressing to the point where surgical intervention is necessary. Contact our team if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Swelling or soreness around your big toe. 
  • A bump near the base of your toe
  • Ongoing foot pain.
  • Limited mobility.


We want our patients to be well informed on ways to prevent bunions from forming. There are several things you can do to protect your feet. Here are some of our recommendations for bunion prevention:

  • Avoid wearing shoes with pointed toes or high heels. 
  • Wear shoes with a wider toe box. 
  • Perform toe strengthening exercises.
  • Keep an eye on the shape of your feet, and notify our team if you notice the early signs of a bunion. 

Contact Us Today!

Bunions are progressive bone issues that can eventually cause so much pain that surgical correction is necessary. When more conservative treatments don’t relieve your symptoms, our team at Cherrywood Foot Care can help resolve this issue through a bunionectomy surgery. If you are looking to start treating your bunions, please be sure to contact our team today!

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