Dr. Orlando Rivera
Bunions on the big toe often begin when an abnormal foot motion called excessive pronation camera.gif transfers weight to the inner edge of the sole of the foot.
This and other factors, such as having flatfoot and wearing tight-fitting shoes, can result in too much pressure on the joint at the base of the big toe camera.gif, causing the big toe to bend in toward the smaller toes.
A bunion can affect the other toes. As a result of the pressure of the big toe moving toward other toes, you may develop:
- Ingrown nails (the toenail begins to grow into the toe).
- Corns or calluses.
- Hammer toes.
- A bunion can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the big toe joint.
RIVERA FOOT & ANKLE: At Orlando H.Rivera DPM, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician(s) meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.
Dr. Orlando Rivera.
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