By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
February 06, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

BunionsThe National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could possibly be forced to cancel a month’s worth of scheduled political appearances due to a recent bunion surgery. The procedure went well, but it has made standing difficult for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and she has already bowed out of attending a rally in Maubin.

Her presence at future events will be determined by how she feels after more medical check-ups, a spokesperson from the NLD’s information department said. Her family doctor has suggested calling off all appearances in the coming month to give herself time to recover.

Bunions are painful deformities that generally require surgery to fix. If you need help dealing with bunions, seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can look over your condition and provide a helpful medical opinion.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe, shifting toward the smaller toes, this usually indicates a bunion.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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