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Bunion Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Big toe that turns in toward the other toes (may overlap second or even third toe)
  • Firm bump on the outside edge of the foot or at the base of the big toe
  • Restricted or painful motion of the big toe
  • Foot pain and stiffness
  • Fluid-filled cyst between the skin and the bony lump

Diagnosis

The doctor will examine your foot and ask about your symptoms. An x-ray of your foot will confirm that you have a bunion and show the extent of the damage.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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