Not all bunions are created equally. Some can be rather small but more painful than others, and some can be relatively large but may produce no pain. No matter what kind of bunion you may have, leaving it untreated can lead to further complications, including hammer toe.
Hammer toe occurs when the bunion begins to push the big toe into the second toe. The big toe can slowly be forced under the second toe which can cause the second toe to buckle and force its way on top of the big toe. If this occurs, you may begin to experience pain in both the bunion and the second toe.
Make sure you have your bunion inspected by a medical professional in order to avoid any further complications or pain. Dr. Neal Blitz is a highly skilled reconstructive foot surgeon who specializes in bunion treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.