Bunion Deformity

Bunions can be sensitive and painful; we love helping patients feel better with non-surgical methods unless it's the only option. Getting seen earlier can help!
Heather Kaufman


What is a Bunion Deformity?

A bunion is a foot deformity that occurs when the long bone behind the big toe (called a metatarsal bone) starts to shift abnormally, moving away from the other metatarsal bones. It visibly appears as a large bump at the base of the big toe and can worsen and get bigger over time.


The most obvious symptom of a bunion is a large, bulging bump at the base of the big toe. Bunions can also cause swelling, redness and tenderness.

What are the causes of Bunion Deformity?

There are many factors that cause a bunion to develop, including but not limited to:
  • Genetics
  • Abnormal Foot Function
  • Arthritis
  • Foot shape

Treatment Options

There are a variety of ways that a bunion can be managed without surgery. However, bunions are generally only correctible through outpatient surgery. Your podiatrist can discuss the appropriate surgical procedure to correct your specific bunion deformity. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman at Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic to determine if you do have a bunion and discuss the best treatment options to manage your bunion deformity.

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