sudbury foot clinic and markham foot clinic
sudbury foot clinic and markham foot clinic

  Riaz Bagha
  B. Sc Podiatric Medicine, M.Sc., D. Ch. Foot Specialist / Chiropodist

Bunions are enlargements of bone on the inside of the first toe joint. Contrary to what many people think, bunions are not caused by shoes. They are actually caused by poor biomechanics or over-pronation. They are a progressive deformity. You don't just wake up one morning and there it is. How fast it develops depends on the amount of excess foot motion a person is born with. The area will often become painful and red. Controlling the excess pronantion can often take pressure off the first toe and help to relieve the pain. An orthotic can stop or slow down the progression of the deformity. Surgery may be recommended in severe cases.


Stabilize the bunion deformity via orthotics. Controlling poor biomechanical foot function can be effective as to prevent surgery. Orthotics can also help ease the pain in the bunions or in the ball of the foot. See a qualified Foot Specialist with many years of training on the foot to get the precise biomechanical foot correction. Remember: basic arch supports are not orthotics. See a Chiropodist or Podiatrist.

A bunion is a boney bump, usually near the joint at the base of the big toe.