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Diagnosis of a Bunion

When you suspect you have a bunion, your doctor will begin by taking a history of your condition to make she he has the full story. A physical exam will also be performed to determine the condition of the big toe joint, note any associated deformities, and evaluate the biomechanics of your foot. Xrays are […]

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Do Shoes Cause Bunions?

 Do High Heel Shoes Cause Bunions

 

Do Shoes Cause Bunions? 

As a foot surgeon, one the most frequent questions I get is “Do shoes really cause bunions?” The fact is shoes do not cause bunions; genetics cause bunions. If you have bunions you likely inherited them from your mother, father or grandparents. If you take a close look at the feet at a family gathering you can likely figure out who gifted you with the genes that led to your bunions. 

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Gout

Gout is a condition that often affects the big toe joint causing redness, heat, swelling and extreme tenderness. A patient with gout will often say that they can’t fit into shoes because the foot hurts so bad. They can’t move the big toe without pain. Even a bed sheet resting on the foot can cause excruciating pain. So what is gout in the foot?


Gout in the Big Toe Joint

Gout is a condition that often affects the big toe joint causing redness, heat, swelling and extreme tenderness. A patient with gout will often say that they can’t fit into shoes because the foot hurts so bad. They can’t move the big toe without pain. Even a bed sheet resting on the foot can cause excruciating pain. So what is gout in the foot?

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Stiffness (Hallux Rigidus)

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Hallux Rigidus

In the simplest of terms, Hallux Rigidus is arthritis affecting the big toe joint.   It starts with a limitation of motion in the joint at the base of the big toe. Over time, the joint gets damaged and leads to degenerative joint disease (DJD) which is a kind of wear-and-tear arthritis. With hallux rigidus the big toe joint becomes progressively stiffer and more painful.

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Lesser Metatarsal Overload

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Metatarsalgia

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Capsulitis/Predislocation Syndrome

Like any other type of pain, a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot can be distracting when you walk or run. Unlike stress fractures that often seem to be related to more diffuse pain, Predislocation Syndromeal other conditions are easier to localize or pinpoint.

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Accessory Navicular

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