Bunions are a common problem experienced mostly by women. The deformity can develop from an abnormality in foot function, or arthritis, but is more commonly caused by wearing improper fitting footwear. Tight, narrow dress shoes with a constrictive toe box (toe area) can cause the foot to begin to take the shape of the shoe, leading to the formation of a bunion. One of the most common causes is improper walking habits, i.e., exerting weight or pressure on the metatarsals while walking or running which can lead to pain every night. Secondly, putting ill-fitting shoes can also result in this condition. What is a Tailor's Bunion ? A tailor's bunion is a bunion that occurs on the little toe where the metatarsal bone meets the little toe. Tailor's bunion is a deformity caused when the head of the metatarsal is pushed outwards. The result is often a painful and swollen protrusion from the outside of the foot. It is also referred to as a bunionette. Since medical conditions such as arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis could make one more susceptible to this foot condition, doctors generally assess the condition of joints by conducting X-ray examination. Here's some information on different types of treatment options that might prove beneficial for treating this condition. Diagnosis of a bunion is done by x-ray findings together with physical exam. A bump is not necessarily always Hallux Abducto Valgus, so a complete podiatric exam including x-rays should be done to evaluate your condition. Many people actually have arthritis of the big toe joint or even just a cyst overlying the joint and think they have bunions. said they were able to increase their physical activities walking, running, golf, tennis, exercise and 90% said they would recommend bunion surgery to others. This is great news! Many people fear the surgery more than pain every day in their shoes! Obviously, this fear is unwarranted! Bunions are often thought of as being hereditary, but it’s really the foot structure that makes one prone to bunions that is hereditary, said Dr. Allan Grossman of the Harrisburg Foot and Ankle Center , with locations in Lower Paxton and Hampden townships. Certain shoes, particularly high-heeled, narrow or tight shoes and those with no support, such as flip-flops, can bring bunions on faster, podiatrists say. Both men and women can get bunions, but women tend to get them more because they won’t give up their fashionable heels. You can also ask your doctor about prescribing custom-made orthotics that fit in your shoes and prevent your feet fromoverpronating. Any anomaly in body always exhibits symptoms for sure. A person who has bunions developing in foot will experience a frequent pain when wearing footwear or walking. The pain can be felt all the way down to tissues and bones causing redness and some tenderness in the region. The symptoms also include thickening of skin at the toe base and over a period of time, the toe movement is restricted to a great extent. Bunions are not very harmful unless and until they cause restriction in your toe movements. In serious cases, surgical intervention becomes necessary where bunions cause extreme pain and discomfort when walking. Bunions are officially called hallux valgus in medical language. The word "hallux" refers to the big toe, and bunions are a foot condition where the big toe doesn't line up straight with all the other toes. The joint where the big toe meets the bones of the foot, called the first metatarso-phalangeal joint, should form a straight line with the entire big toe and the metatarsal or long bone of the foot. In a bunion , the big toe starts moving in towards the other toes. There may be some rotation in the first metatarso-phalangeal joint when this happens as well. Please note/ inflammatory arthritidies, which include Rheumatoid, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, etc are caused by an autoimmune reaction. Poor body chemistry and nervous system function causes the body’s immune system to attack its own joint structures. The antibodies present in the blood (Rh factor) mean there is an inflammatory process. People, who believe that this inflammation is an incurable disease rather than the body’s adaptive response to its environment, tend to have a progression of symptoms, which manifest into physical derangement of the spine and joints. The first is that the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis- is a disease of weight-bearing joints and the shoulder is not a weight-bearing joint. Flatfoot is normal in children under three years old. Young children are very flexible and will appear to have flat feet. It is normal for the child's foot to appear as it is rolled in and pointing outward until they past their toddler years. You may need to see a podiatrist if you child still appears flat as they near the age to attend school. A tight calf is a common finding in all flatfoot patients. This may be a significant component to the patient's present and future pain. Thus, it is common for children to undergo physical therapy to learn stretches and exercises that target the calf muscles. Hip pain is a widespread symptom occurred to several individuals, which may varied from simple sore to severe pain that delimit constant mobility of the person in performing the routine life activities. Hip pain can be attributed to multi- medical deficiencies or trauma causing people to experience hip pain Hip pain entails any sore in or around the hip joint. Foremost, any pain must be diagnosed correctly so that the patient can be given the proper treatment. The procedure usually takes a little more than an hour, depending on the type of surgery. A more complicated bunionectomy can take two hours or more.