Does the size of my bunion determine how much pain I have?

The answer is no.  Size does not always matter.  The amount of pressure on the bones, the amount of abnormal motion the foot goes through while standing and walking, the tightness of the calf muscles can all play a role in how much pain, swelling and redness you may have.  Shoes can also cause increased pain in the area.


Don’t think that just because a bunion is small, there cannot be significant discomfort and pain.  The earlier the diagnosis is made and treatment initiated, the better the prognosis.  Call Harvey R. Danciger, DPM, located in Palm Desert, CA for the start to healthy feet.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle