What is a Bunion? What is a Bunionette?

Illustration of a normal foot and a foot with a bunion
A bunion is a bony bump on the side of the foot, which is formed when the bones of the big toe shift out of alignment.  Over time, the big toe turns inward, toward the other toes.  A protrusion is formed at the base of the joint of the big toe as the joint is pushed outward.  The join
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Bunions

by Jackie Schwartz, DPM 3rd Year Resident, The Podiatry Institute Hallux abductovalgus describes a deviation of the great toe, commonly known as a bunion deformity. It is a foot pathology commonly seen by podiatrists who understand the multiple etiologies and treatment options. Many p
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It’s That Time of Year

By Dr. Dorian Jimenez, DPM It’s the beginning of November and the flood-gates are about to open in operating rooms all over the country.  Long lists of patient names will cover surgery boards at hospitals and surgery centers in every community.   For myself and other foot and ankle su
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