Bunion is sometimes misdiagnosed as Bursitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Bursitis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Bunion.

Bunions can be prevented by wearing comfortable wide shoes and making sure toes are not squeezed together. Medications can be used to help relieve the pain or inflammation caused by bunions. Surgery is recommended in severe cases, but it is noted that recovery time is long. The diagnosis is made by the doctor by examining the foot. Blood tests may be ordered to make sure that arthritis is not the cause of the problem. An x-ray may be ordered to check the severeness of the bunion.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Big toe turning inwards, difficulty moving big toe, redness and inflammation on side of big toe, foot pain, thick skin underside of big toe, calluses on second toe

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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