Taking a toll: On closer inspection, large blisters were also seen on Brandi's feetBrandi Glanville the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,revealed her foot flaws while wearing her high heels on her way out of a date at the Mr. Chow restaurant. The 40-year-old was seen getting out of a luxury ride, wearing a pair of sky high heels, unveiling her protruding bunions and blisters on each side of her feet. Despite the painful sight of these abrasions, Brandi strutted around in designer footwear with ease. The shoes were of the platform variety featuring large white cuff straps which hugged her ankle.

Bunions themselves are a common problem people face. If you are experiencing toe pain or foot pain that you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC.

Dr. Discont can examine your bunions, diagnose the condition, and provide the appropriate treatment options to you.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth enlargement, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big to become inflamed and often painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

· Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary, particularly among Caucasians
· Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that place undue stress on feet, such as heels and stilettos, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Podiatrists knowledgeable in anatomy and foot structure can be able to diagnose bunions through the following two methods:

· Blood Tests – to help rule out other conditions while finding underlying causes to bunions, especially from disease
· Radiological Exam- X-rays can show whether there are any joint enlargements near the toe’s base, which can indicate a bunion

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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