Is Every Bump on My Toe a Bunion?

Is every bump around your big toe joint a bunion? 

Not necessarily. Bumps on or around your big toe joint can also be attributed to a condition called Hallux Limitus or Rigidus, which is arthritis of the big toe joint. It is an arthritic condition that is very often associated with swelling, redness, and a big bony bump at the top of the big toe joint.

When you come in to Austin Foot and Ankle, our experts take x-rays of your foot in order to determine what stage your arthritis has progressed to and give you your options. Drs. Craig Thomajan and Shine John work diligently to be able to give you both conservative and surgical management options for your condition, depending on which is best for you, your activity level, and your goals.

If you believe that you may be affected by this condition, we encourage you to contact Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists today so that we can accurately diagnose your condition and offer you a treatment plan that works for you.

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