What’s the bump on the side of my big toe?

Unless you have broken your toe and the bone is jutting out, the bump on the inside of your toe joint is a probably a deformity called a bunion. How you take each step depends on several factors, such as the type of foot structure you inherited, a disease like arthritis, a former injury, or even the shoes you wear. When the pressure on your foot isn’t distributed properly from one of these factors, your big toe is pushed out of position with each step. The tip bends towards your other toes, forcing the joint at the bottom of the great toe toward the side. This is where the bony bump forms. These deformities can become very large and painful, making it difficult to wear shoes or walk comfortably.

If you notice a bump forming, contact Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates as soon as possible. Our expert podiatrists have many remedies to treat and even help prevent a bunion. Call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 274-3336, or contact one of the other locations on our website.