A Bunion is a prominent bone on the knuckle (joint) of your big toe. It can become inflamed and painful causing problems with wearing footwear and walking. Bunion surgery involves realigning the bone that is protruding and setting the toe joint into a better position to relieve pain and increase daily comfort to the area.
Bunions are more common in women and often run in families. A bunion can cause discomfort, pain, swelling and redness in and around your big toe. If left untreated, it can make wearing shoes painful. Bunion surgery, or bunionectomy, is used to correct the abnormal bending of your big toe, and to reduce pain and pressure.
Toe surgery is surgery is performed to help relieve discomfort and pain in the toes that may be caused by deformity or arthritis.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast, our expert Consultants will be able to advise you on the effective treatment of a bunion or toe surgery and help advise you if surgery would be a more suitable option to relieve your pain and discomfort.