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Naples & Marco Island Podiatrist


681 Goodlette Rd. N., Suite 160
Naples, FL 34102

1865 Veterans Park Dr, Suite 202
Naples , FL 34109

1310 San Marco Road, Suite A
Marco Island , FL 34145

More than half the women in America have bunions, a common deformity often blamed on wearing tight, narrow shoes. Bunions cause the base of your big toe (Metatarsophalangeal Joint) to enlarge and protrude. The skin over it may be red and tender. Wearing any type of shoe may be painful. This joint flexes with every step you take. The bigger your bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Bursitis may set in. Your big toe may angle toward your second toe, or even move all the way under it. The skin on the bottom of your foot may become thicker and painful.

Pressure from your big toe may force your second toe out of alignment, sometimes overlapping your third toe. If your bunion gets too severe, it may be difficult to walk. Your pain may become chronic and you may develop arthritis.

Conservative treatment options for a bunion include protective change of shoegear, supportive inserts or padding.

Bunion surgery, or bunionectomy, surgery, realigns the bone, ligaments, tendons and nerves so your big toe can be brought back to its correct position and is used when conservative treatments fail to provide pain relief. Many bunion surgeries are performed on a same-day basis (no hospital stay) using minimal anesthesia.

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