Bunions are one of the most common foot conditions that we treat in our office. Seeking out a podiatrist immediately will help you stop the progression of your bunion by receiving the correct treatment. The goal is apply the right methods to stop the growth of the bunion eliminating the potential for pain and decreasing inflammation. Doing so may also help the bunion to decrease in size.
The first step is to make sure you are wearing the correct shoes. In fact, it is shoes with a tight toe box like high heels that lead to the crushing of the joints and the ensuing bunion. At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will help you find shoes that support your feet, not hurt them.
Correct Your Footwear
The next important piece of footwear is custom orthotics. The in soles in a person’s shoes may be contributing to foot pain. The in soles that come with shoes are generic, they are made for the generic foot. This in no way helps support a person who doesn't have the average foot type.
If needed, one of our podiatrist will custom make orthotics for you so that you specific foot type and walking pattern gains the maximum amount of support while walking. My patients are surprised and amazed at the difference in their pain after wearing orthotics and wearing orthotics will take pressure off of your bunion allowing it to heal.
Icing and over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen can help to decrease the inflammation of a bunion. Bunions become unbearable when they constantly rub up against the side of a person’s shoes causing redness, swelling, cuts, and pain. This is what our podiatry treatment seeks to help get rid of or prevent from happening. Getting bunion treatment early and understanding this problem will help stop the progression of a bunion from getting to the point that it is constantly and irritatingly rubbing up against the side of your shoe.
If the bunion large enough where it’s size cannot be reduced by conservative treatment and it is causing constant pain, surgery may be recommended, which will remove swollen tissue, straighten the bid toe, and re-align the long bone between the back part of your foot and the big toe. In many cases, a minor surgical procedure is the quickest and most effective method the significantly decrease the size of a person’s bunions.
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Our Sun City podiatry and Scottsdale podiatry offices at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists helps hundreds of patients each year treat and alleviate the pain of a bunion. Our focus is on our patient satisfaction and we are confident that we can help you alleviate bunion pain.
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