We have seen bunions in children as early as 4-5 years of age, but they can form at any age. The earlier the age of onset of this type of bump, the more severe the deformity may become, and the more aggressive treatment may need to be. A bunion usually develops slowly over time, and people often ignore the early symptoms. However, this is the best time to come in and have us look at them, because the earlier treatment begins, the better the outcomes are. Custom-made orthotics can help to slow down the worsening of these deformities. This conservative remedy redistributes the weight more evenly over the foot and provides cushioning where it is needed to prevent pain.
If you notice a bump starting to form on the inside of your child’s big toe (or your own), it’s time to call Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO at 303-805-5156 and set up an appointment. We want to help your feet stay healthy and mobile!