How to know if you have a bunion!
Most doctors or foot specialists can tell if you have a bunion just by looking at your big toe in an initial foot assessment. After the careful examination, a weight-bearing x-ray is needed to determine the severity of the bunion, its angle, and whether or not the joint is damaged. The x-ray can even help the doctor or foot specialist uncover what might have caused the issue, which can help them decide the type of bunion treatment options to recommend.
Once the bunion is treated, the foot is x-rayed again to see how the toe has responded to the treatment. The x-rays help to show how the toe positioning has shifted by providing a side-by-side comparison opportunity of the foot bone structures before and after.
- Video on when you should have your bunions checked.
- Another Video case study on a successful bunion treated and before and after xrays.