bunion


A bunion is an inflamed swelling of the small sac on the first joint of the big toe; results in a protruding lump and is often caused by prolonged encasement in tight shoes.

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Required Reading

Under the Microscope: Bunions

August 19, 2011

A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot caused by an enlargement of the first joint of the big toe.

What Are Neuromas?

November 1, 2009

When the weight of the body lands on a swollen nerve, it can be debilitating. Learn the symptoms and alert clients to this common problem that develops in the nerves of the foot.

What Are Bunions?

September 1, 2008

Often thought to be caused by poor footwear, bunions are most often the result of inherited foot structure. With good care and careful precautions, bunions can not only be treated, they can also be prevented from developing in the first place.

The Bare Bones on Bunions

April 1, 2006

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.

Toe Woes

May 1, 2003

Stay a step ahead of clients’ needs by learning to recognize the most common woes that may cause pain and disfigurement to client’s toes.

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