About Bunions

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Bunion Overview

A bunion is a painful bump on the side of the big toe. Bunion symptoms can make it hard to walk and impossible to wear certain shoe types. Early bunion treatment is always best—patients are encouraged to make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialist as soon as they experience bunion symptoms or notice a bunion.

Symptoms & Causes

Bunion symptoms include:

  • Foot deformity
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

The exact cause of bunions is not known. Risk factors include foot injuries and family history. Some people are also born with bunions.

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat most bunions. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA shoulder specialist may recommend:

  • Activity modification
  • A hard soled shoe
  • Orthotics
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Shoe inserts

Surgery may be recommended to treat severe bunions that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment. A CONA specialist carefully removes the bunion during a bunionectomy procedure.

Make an Appointment
with A Foot & Ankle Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA  foot and ankle specialist if you have a bunion and would like to receive a customized treatment solution.

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1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
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Greenville Office

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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