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Dr. Salma Aziz is an experienced foot and ankle specialist in the Orange County area. Her areas of focus encompass all types of foot, ankle, and toenail issues with an emphasis on minimally invasive treatments and surgical techniques. As a top bunion surgeon, Dr. Aziz seeks to provide relief for patients with bunions that are:
Put simply, a bunion is a bony bump that forms on the base of your big toe, on the joint. It develops when your big toe pushes against the adjacent toe, which forces the big toe’s joint to increase in size and stick out. Sometimes, the skin over the bunion is callused, sore, and red. If you have smaller bony bumps on the joints of your smaller toes, those are called bunionettes.
Symptoms of bunions include numbness, burning, inflammation, redness, soreness, and pain at the site of the bunion. You will notice a bulging bump at the base of your big toe, on the outside. The skin at the base of your big toe can become thick, and you might notice corns and calluses in the area as well. Additionally, you might have a restricted range of motion in your big toe.
You might notice these symptoms most while wearing shoes that are tight fitting, or after spending a long period of time on your feet.
You should contact Dr. Salma Aziz, an experienced bunion surgeon, if you notice that you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of bunions. Early treatment is important for pain relief.