Bunions are excess or misaligned bone in the joint that cause pain and can change the shape of the foot. Bunions are one of the most common big toe problems. Because the big toe is so important in supporting your body’s weight and balance, it is crucial that the problem be treated effectively. Bunions can be caused by a variety of foot problems such as arthritis, injury, being born with a tendency to develop bunions and poor foot workings. In order to determine the best treatment for your bunion problem, a doctor may perform a physical exam and take x-rays. Bunion therapy may be as simple as a change in footwear or outpatient surgery, which may take several months to heal. Remember that bunions can be treated; you do not have to live with foot pain. For more information visit http://www.innovativefootandankle.com or Contact Innovative Foot and Ankle to set up an appointment at one of our 4 convenient New Jersey Locations.