Bunion surgery

Free yourself from the pain and discomfort of bunions through bunion removal surgery at The Edinburgh Clinic. Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons are highly skilled in performing minimally invasive bunion surgery.

What is a bunion and what causes them?

A bunion is a bony lump on the side of your big toe at the point where the toe meets the rest of the foot. This lump can cause considerable pain in walking and carries a risk of infection should the skin over the bunion skin wear down over time.

Bunions are more common in women than in men and are often, though not always, related to wearing shoes which are too restrictive of your toes.

High heeled shoes are especially problematic since they tend to force the toes to squash together into a narrow point. As a result, a lot of stress is placed on the front of your big toe to push in towards the centre, which in turn can cause the base of the toe to angle outwards and develop a bunion.

As well as uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes, bunions can also be related to other foot problems such as arthritis.

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