Bunions Specialist

Battle Born Bone & Joint Center

Orthopedic Surgeon & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

That painful deformity in your big toe might be a bunion, and if not properly treated, it can lead to other foot conditions. If the pain and dysfunction is getting worse despite your best efforts, it may be time to come in and see your foot and ankle specialists. Drs. Jaymes and Angela Granata at Battle Born Bone & Joint Center in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV will take the time to explain your diagnosis and treatment options. Call today or book an appointment online.

Bunions Q & A

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a deformity of your big toe. Clinically referred to as hallux valgus, this condition may be painful and affect your ability to walk or remain active.  Anyone can get a bunion, but they’re more common in women.

How do I know if I have a bunion?

Symptoms of bunions include:

  • Bulging bump at the base of your big toe
  • Development of calluses or corns at the first and second toe
  • Swelling, redness, or pain around the big toe
  • Restricted movement in the big toe

Your shoe choice may also be a factor in the development of bunions, specifically if you have a tendency to wear narrow shoes with little room for your toes.

What types of foot problems occur with a bunion?

Bunions can lead to other foot conditions, such as:

  • Hammertoe: abnormal curve of a middle toe joint
  • Metatarsalgia: pain and inflammation at the ball of your feet
  • Bursitis: inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs between your toe joints

How are bunions treated?

  • Changing your shoes to improve comfort
  • Over-the-counter pain medication and icing
  • Use of pads or special cushions around the bunion
  • Surgery

If your bunions continue to cause pain after conservative treatment, Dr. Granata may recommend considering surgery. In that procedure, Dr. Granata realigns the bones, ligaments, and tendons, in your big toe to improve the positioning and relieve your symptoms. Dr. Granata performs bunion surgery as a same-day surgery. The recovery can be extensive, depending on the severity of your condition.  

For more information about bunions and treatment options, call the office or book an appointment online.