Bunion Specialist

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS -  - Podiatrist

Orange County Podiatry

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS

Podiatrist located in Orange, CA & Irvine, CA

Since bunions can progress and cause agonizing pain on a daily basis, the sooner you get started on treatment, the better. At the Orange County offices of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, you can receive essential bunion treatments — both conservative and surgical. Click on the online scheduler to book your bunion evaluation at the Irvine or Orange, California, office, or call your nearest office directly.

Bunion Q & A

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a bony bump that develops in the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your smaller toes, possibly due to snug-fitting shoes. Your toe joint actually begins to gradually change shape as your big toe gets shoved out of proper alignment.

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Even though ill-fitting footwear is often to blame when it comes to bunions — they can cause or worsen bunions — shoes certainly aren’t the only issue. You can develop a bunion due to:

  • Inherited faulty foot mechanics
  • Chronic medical conditions, like arthritis
  • Repeated foot stress, possibly from running or sports

While bunions certainly aren’t a major medical concern, they continue to worsen and can disrupt your daily activities if you don’t get them treated.

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When should I see a podiatrist for a bunion?

Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, encourages you to have a foot examination at the first sign of a bunion. Early intervention can prevent further progression. But it’s especially important to see Dr. Vincent if you experience any of the following symptoms.

  • Toe joint stiffening (limited range of motion)
  • Uncomfortable calluses or painful corns
  • Redness or warmth over the bunion
  • Open sores that won’t heal
  • Inflammation or swelling

You should also check in with Dr. Vincent right away if your bunion is becoming stiff and sore, and it starts affecting the way you walk. This can lead to secondary issues, like ankle instability and knee pain.

Which bunion treatment do I need?

At the offices of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, you have access to some of the latest and most effective bunion treatments available. Dr. Vincent examines your bunion and may look at X-ray imaging to determine the severity of your toe joint deformity.

Depending on your bunion symptoms, Dr. Vincent might combine any of the following therapies to help you get bunion relief.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Padding, strapping, and taping
  • Stretching modalities
  • Change in shoewear
  • Custom orthotics

However, the only way to truly correct a bunion is through surgery. If your bunion is more severe or not responding to conservative solutions, Dr. Vincent may suggest a minimally invasive procedure to realign your toe joint or fuse bones together. Your bunion surgery is tailored entirely to you.

Book your bunion exam at any of the offices of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, today. You can conveniently schedule an exam either online or over the phone.

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