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A bunion is a bony, painful formation that is often formed on the first joint of the big toe. Bunions can be extremely painful due to the weight of all your body resting on it each time you take a step. Everyday activities, such as walking and wearing shoes, can cause you extreme discomfort if you have a bunion.

Reasons that a person may develop a bunion can vary. Some patients may form bunions due to genetic factors, complications with arthritis, or a weak foot structure. General aging can also play a role in the formation of a bunion.

A podiatrist skilled in biomechanics and foot structure will be able to identify bunions with a biomechanical assessment. Blood testing may be required to identify bunions from gout or arthritic disorders. A radiographic examination to obtain a picture of the bone structure may be prescribed by the podiatrist.

An x-ray is diagnostic option which can show an expansion of the joint space close to the base of the toe and a displacement towards the smaller toes.


Thickened skin can form on your feet to protect an area from pressure or friction. If left unchecked, it may lead to complications, especially if you have diabetes, since calluses can conceal pain and cause wounds to heal slowly. There are various ways that our podiatrist can treat corns and calluses and provide relief.


  • Trim away excess skin: Our professionals can carefully and strategically remove excess skin from large corns using medical equipment. We use sterile instruments in a safe and hygienic environment to reduce the risk of infection.


  • Shoe inserts and surgery: If the cause of your corns and calluses is due to a foot deformity, we can determine whether you’ll benefit from custom foot inserts or, in rare cases, recommend surgery to correct a misaligned bone as seen with bunions.


Corns are small calluses that usually occur on the feet and on or between toes in weight-bearing areas. Taking care of your feet with preventative care such as corn treatment can reduce the risk of infection, discomfort, and pain. Corns and calluses can appear with excessive pressure and rubbing from ill-fitting shoes, playing sports, poor posture while walking, or not wearing socks.

They can start as small, hard, and thickened areas of skin on your feet and may not be painful initially. However, corns and calluses can get larger without proper care, become sensitive to touch, lead to cracked skin, and make walking difficult. Our professional and experienced podiatrist provides exceptional preventative foot care, including calluses treatment and can offer advice for reducing your risk of reoccurrence.