Here at the Athlone Foot clinic we treat many conditions. One of our most common treatments is that of Bunions.
Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) refer to the deviation of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. This deviation occurs from the great toe joint and causes the foot to become broader and the great toe does not function properly. Discomfort often occurs secondary to footwear pressure on the bunion prominence or due to degenerative changes in the great toe joint itself.
Causes of bunions include: genetic predisposition, poor footwear and hypermobile, flattened feet.
We provide the following solutions:
- Antinflammation advice
- Footwear advice
- Night splinting to improve joint position and reduce discomfort
- Forefoot padding and strapping techniques
- Joint mobilization
- Use of orthotics
Contact our clinic based in Athlone Co. Westmeath for further information.
Call 090 6400141 to arrange an appointment with our Podiatrist today.