Anyone who has wondered “are bunions painful” should know that they typically are, but they don’t have to prevent you from participating in your regular activities. As your big toe dislocates more and more from its natural position, creating the bulge at its first joint, your shoes rub against the bump and irritate it. The incorrect alignment in the toe also changes the way your foot pushes off the ground and can create additional conditions. The longer the problem exists without being treated, the worse it tends to get, increasing any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Fortunately, there are conservative treatments that can help you manage the issue. You can slow the progression of the problem and decrease your pain so that you can do the activities you enjoy. If you or someone you care about is struggling with bunions, seek help for it sooner than later. Contact Dr. Darren Silvester here at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, for an appointment by calling (830) 569-3338 or using our website request form.