Bunions

Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists are skilled at reducing pain and improving mobility in bunion joints to help you stand and walk for longer and have more choice of shoes that you can comfortably wear.

“Bunion” is a term used to describe an enlarged big toe joint that is usually deviating at an angle to the foot! It’s also known as Hallux Valgus and is often concurrent with an arthritic big toe joint that may be painful and stiff.

Bunions can affect both men and women and on occasion adolescents. There are many contributing variables that can lead to bunion development from family history, joint hypermobility, foot posture, activity levels and poor footwear choices.

Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists are experienced at managing bunions and can diagnose and identify causative factors through our Initial Consultation with Video Gait Analysis.

The treatments we offer for bunions are:

Custom Foot Orthoses

Custom foot orthoses to address any foot posture or gait related issues that may be contributing to symptoms and bunion formation.

Injection Therapy

Injection therapy (Referral to our Consultant Partner) to suppress joint inflammation and reduce painful symptoms.

Taping & Strapping

Taping and strapping to improve toe alignment and foot posture, both of which can improve foot function and reduce painful symptoms.

Footwear Advice

Footwear advice to ensure that your feet are supported and aggravation to the painful bunion joint is minimised.

Foot Mobilisation Techniques

Foot mobilisation techniques to improve joint function.

Treatments & Solutions

Our team of HCPC registered Podiatrists provide advanced treatments for a wide range of foot & ankle conditions.

About Active Step

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Get In Touch

For more information regarding conditions and their treatments available at Active Step, or to book a treatment, please get in contact.

Welcome to Active Step Foot & Ankle clinic

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we are only able to provide podiatry care face to face to patients who meet the following criteria at this time;

If you believe that you have a medical condition that places you at risk of developing foot health related complications then please contact our patient care team to discuss your needs on 01489 881204. Please also call us if you are unsure! 

If we are not able to see you face to face then please book in online for a video consultation with one of our Podiatrists who will be able to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment advice and recommendations for your issue.

Emily & Team