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A common deformity of the foot, a bunion is an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe. Heredity frequently plays a role in the occurrence of bunions (especially among women), as it does in other foot conditions. When symptomatic, the tissue may become red, swollen, and inflamed, making walking uncomfortable and difficult. If conservative care fails to reduce these symptoms, surgical intervention may be warranted.
A hammertoe deformity is a contracture of the toe(s), frequently caused by an imbalance in the tendons or joints of the toes. Due to the "buckling" effect of the toe(s), hammertoes may become painful secondary to footwear irritation and pressure. Corn and callus formation may occur as the hammertoe becomes more rigid over time, making it difficult to wear shoes.
If you suffer from these or many other foot or ankle conditions, the expert podiatric physicians and surgeons at Ankle & Foot Care Centers offer high quality surgical treatment options. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.