A Bunion Is a Bulge, Not a Growth

Published on January 27, 2017

It’s easy to have a lot of misconceptions about what a bunion is if you have never had one. Because of the way a bunion looks, people often confuse it as some sort of growth that protrudes from the foot.

In reality, a bunion is not a growth. Instead, a bunion occurs when the bone at the base of the big toe is bulging out from the big toe joint. This is what gives the issue the appearance of an abnormal growth. If a bunion is not treated properly or allowed to progress, it can increase in severity, and the extent to which the bone protrudes may require surgery to correct.

Reconstructive foot surgeon Dr. Neal Blitz offers a wide array of treatments that can treat bunions of varying severity. His expert knowledge on bunions and bunion treatments are why he is praised as one of the leading bunion surgeons. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Neal Blitz | Foot & Ankle Surgery
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