Bunion Pain

By Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator

Do You Have Painful Bunions?

Bunion pain can stem from many things, but there are certain risk factors you can avoid. If you think you have one, look for an angular, bony bump on the side of the foot, usually at the base of the big toe. Sometimes hardened skin or a callus forms and covers the bump.

There is usually swelling, redness, tenderness, or pain at the base of the big toe and in the ball of the foot. Eventually, the area becomes shiny and warm to the touch.

Bunions are common and usually treatable at home.

Image of a foot with bunions.

Bunion Pain and Treatment 

Most doctors will recommend some at home treatment options before relying on surgery. Surgery will only be performed once home treatments have been attempted and the patient is still in pain or unable to walk.

JOI Rehab

Whether you are suffering from back issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity, JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab.  Click here to learn about bunion surgery recovery tips.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!

By: Matt Paulus, MS, ATC, Site Coordinator


Where is Telemedicine frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.


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