What is a Bunion?

By: Jagdeep Takhar, Chiropodist, Oct 12, 2019
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Podiatrists & Chiropodists, Brampton Foot Clinic and Orthotics, Bunion

Treatment for Bunion

Hallux Valgus or bunions, as it is more commonly called is simply a misaligned great toe pointing towards the second toe of the foot (often seen as a swollen bump on the joint of the big toe). The condition is common and tends to affect women more compared to men. This gender bias could be attributed to the fact that Bunions form due to frequent use of narrow toed high heeled shoes. Another cause of bunions is “familial genetics” relating to incorrect foot biomechanics.

Bunions are treated conservatively by wearing specialty wide-toed shoes and using spacers to separate the great toe from the second toe.
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Jagdeep completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Human Anatomy and Biology. She then proceeded to complete a graduate program in chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

Jagdeep is a Chiropodist licensed by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Her participation in these organizations has allowed her to expand her chiropodial/podiatric medicine knowledge through continuing education courses and forming community partnerships with health professionals. 

Jagdeep offers a full range of chiropodial/podiatric treatments with areas of expertise in diabetic foot care, biomechanics including custom foot orthotics, and soft tissue surgery at The Foot Clinic in Brampton, Ontario

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