Bunion Bunions are common foot deformities that affect approximately 20% of the general population. A bunion is a deformity of the great toe joint that can cause significant pain and disability. These deformities are caused by improper foot alignment, heredity and even improperly fitted shoes. Bunions typically only cause pain when wearing shoes that fit too tightly; but many also experience pain in the joint when walking even without shoes.

There are three main components that make up a bunion:

– Shifting of the metatarsal
– Deviation of the toe
– Bone growth

Bunion Treatment

There are a variety of therapies that can help with your bunion pain.  Dr. Fitzner will first make an assessment of your feet and circumstance and choose a treatment that is most appropriate. Therapies may include custom orthotics, splints and pads, shoe alterations and potentially foot surgery. Even if your bunion does not cause pain, it is important to have an assessment done in order to help decrease your need for surgery in the future.

Bunions pre surgerybunions post surgery

Custom OrthoticsCustom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

A properly prescribed custom orthotic can improve overall foot function, and decrease stresses in the foot that cause injury. Contact our Calgary foot clinic!

Foot SurgeryFoot Surgery

Foot Surgery

Surgery can be an option for many foot conditions. Alberta Family Podiatry can help you understand your condition and create a treatment plan for your foot pain.

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Foot & Ankle Injury

Many foot and ankle injuries can cause long term effects. Proper assessment and diagnosis is critical to improve healing times. Make an appointment!