DFW Foot and Ankle
Davey Suh, DPM
Board Certified Podiatrist & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Flower Mound, TX
Bunions are a common condition that can result in chronic pain and changes to the structure of your feet. If you suffer from bunions, Davey Suh, DPM, and the team at DFW Foot and Ankle in Flower Mound, Texas, can help. The team of podiatric specialists offers both noninvasive and surgical bunion treatment to relieve your pain. Book an appointment by phone or request one online today.
Bunions Q & A
What are bunions?
A bunion is a bony protrusion that develops at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a type of deformity that occurs when the bones in the front of your foot shift out of alignment. As the big toe pulls toward the smaller toes, it causes the joint at the base of the big toe to stick out.
What causes bunions?
There are a number of issues that can contribute to the development of bunions.
In many cases, genetics plays a major role in determining your risk for bunions. Inherited foot problems like flat feet, abnormal bone structure, or loose tendons can all increase your risk of bunions.
Other issues like repetitive stress, injuries, and improper footwear can also increase stress and pressure on your toes, resulting in bunions.
Factors like obesity and occupations that require long periods of standing or walking can also increase your risk of bunions.
What are the symptoms of bunions?
The most obvious symptom of a bunion is a bony bump at the base of your big toe. Additional symptoms include:
- Difficulty moving the big toe
- Corns or calluses
Bunions can be painful and make it difficult to walk or go about your normal activities. They can also lead to other foot problems like ingrown toenails, hammertoe, and overlapping toes.
Dr. Suh has extensive experience treating bunions and works with you to develop the right treatment plan for your condition.
What treatments are available for bunions?
If your condition is mild, Dr. Suh may recommend a number of noninvasive treatments, such as:
- Footwear changes
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Weight management
If your condition is severe, they may recommend bunion surgery. Dr. Suh specializes in Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Lapiplasty is a new, patented treatment for bunions that addresses misaligned toe bones.
Dr. Suh earned the Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction Centurion Center, which is the highest level of excellence. It’s given to the doctors who have been trained and performed a hundred or more Lapiplasty procedures. Consult with Dr. Suh to see if you’re the right candidate for this procedure.
To find out which bunion treatment is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.