A bunion is when the big toe (hallux) is abnormally deviated towards the other toes.
This results in a bump (enlargement of bone or tissue) around the joint of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint).
Over time the bump becomes larger and can become painful.
Stage 1 - The bunion presents as a slight bump
Stage 2 -The big toe pushes on the 2nd toe. This can cause pain
Stage 3 - The big toe overlaps the 2nd toe. This can limit the patient's mobility and cause pain. Arthritis and stiffness can also develop
Beyond Podiatry in Newcastle provides the latest advancements in surgical and non surgical solutions for bunions.
We incorporate experience, knowledge and the latest technology and equipment. This ensures the patient receives the latest in podiatric advances.
We use many evidence based conservative (non surgical) treatments to manage bunions in our clinic. We thoroughly explore all conservative treatment options before we recommend surgery. The majority of our patients are given conservative treatment plans and only a small amount are referred for a surgical opinion. When surgery is indicated, only the latest, conservative, precise and refined techniques are used for bunion surgery.