Bunions: Don’t Stay Silent, Act Now

Is your hallux valgus causing you daily pain? Excuse me—my what? Most people don’t know (or maybe have never wondered) that the painful bump near the bottom of their big toe has another name besides bunion. However, you can impress your friends with the Latin, which literally translated means “big toe” and “turned away from the midline of the body.” This captures the essence of what happens with this deformity of the foot.


Daily foot pain also leaves a big impression on you and your feet. A faulty foot structure coupled with shoe choices that show your style, but cramp your feet, may eventually wreak havoc and cause daily foot pain. You may be able to paste on a smile, while suffering silently each time you put on your shoes. However, the cost is high.


Are you suffering from bunion pain and missing out on your favorite activities? Have you missed memory making opportunities, because your feet hurt so badly you have to find a place to sit down? This is common place among people with this type of foot deformity, but help is readily available. What’s stopping you from finding relief?


Fear may be the number one answer. Fear of surgery, fear of being stuck in ugly, non-descript shoes forever, fear of missing work during recovery—the list goes on and on. The bunion experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists are here to end your fears and get you back on your feet. Using successful conservative and surgical methods, Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS will work with you to resolve your bunion pain. Don’t waste another day. Call (512) 328-8900, or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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