Dr. Brian Nagy | December 29th, 2017
Posted In: Bunions
If you’re suffering from a painful bony bump on the side of your toe, you might have a bunion. Additional symptoms include swelling, redness, restricted movement of your toe, corns, and calluses. Perhaps you’re experiencing bunion pain for the first time, but it’s possible that you’re prone to getting bunions on a recurring basis. If your bunions keep coming back, there could be a genetic component involved. In fact, bunions are often hereditary – sort of.
It’s not actually bunions themselves that are hereditary. Rather, it’s the type and structure of the foot that is passed down from generation to generation. Poor development of the foot due to genetics causes pressure and imbalance that in turn lead to bunions. However, there can be many factors behind your problem with bunions.
Just because Grandma Betty has had a permanent bunion problem ever since you can remember, that doesn’t mean you will get bunions and/or keep them for life, too. If you inherit the same type of foot mechanics Grandma Betty was born with you will be predisposed to getting bunions, but there are certain factors that make it more likely you will suffer from bunion pain.
Whether you’ve inherited a problematic foot type or not, there are several things that cause or exacerbate bunions:
If you’ve inherited the same problematic foot mechanics that Grandma Betty does then yes, you are at risk for getting bunions. However, you don’t have to suffer from lifelong pain as she perhaps has. There are steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability when it comes to developing bunions and bunionettes.
See your New Hampshire podiatrist as soon as possible if you are experiencing any foot pain.
At Nagy Footcare, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer from bunions or any other foot problem. We believe you deserve to be listened to, and are entitled to a proper diagnosis and the best treatment options available. That’s why our practice works together to achieve uncompromising excellence when it comes to patient care.
We are committed to earning your trust; providing a professional, respectful, and compassionate environment; delivering the right treatment plan that offers the fastest results appropriate for your foot problem; and to exceeding your expectations.
Whether your painful bunions developed because of Grandma or your own foot problem, a New Hampshire podiatrist at Nagy Footcare wants to help you. Contact us for a consultation if you are suffering from bunion pain or have any questions about your feet. At Nagy Footcare, our best day is when you wake up with no foot pain.