How To Relieve Bunion Pain
A bunion is one of the most common foot condition that I treat in my office and I have patients again and again feel better after implementing a few treatment methods. You know it is time to see a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists when you discover any bunion pain at all. You may also want to make an appointment if you are not experiencing pain and just want to prevent any further enlargement of your bunion. .
A bunion is a bony outgrowth that forms on the side of the big toe. The big toe joint suffers inflammation and the big toe is pushed inward agains the other toes. This causes the bony bunion to form.
A major problem with bunions is that the bunion then bumps and rubs up against the side of a person’s shoes. Doing so can lead to many foot problems and pain such as inflammation, redness, and cuts. Such cuts can become quite painful and even lead to an infection. Seeing one of our podiatrists at either our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry locations ensures you will put on a treatment plan to stop the progression of the bunion.
Podiatry Treatment Methods
One of the most important treatments for bunion care deals in footwear. During your visit, we will discuss the type of shoes you need based on your foot type as well as prepare custom made orthotics for your feet that support your bunion while it begins to heal.
There are more than three million cases of new bunions each year but it is treatable by a podiatrist. To get immediate relief, you can try icing your and taking anti-inflammatory medication. During your appointment, we will give you bunion pads to relieve the rubbing against your shoes.
One of the main causes of bunions is improper footwear or narrow shoes that restrict the toe box. The squeezing against the toes causes joint inflammation and trauma that lead to the formation of a bunion. Changing your shoes to comfortable recommended footwear is one of the best ways to get immediate relief. Normally, the shoes will need to be wider to provide the individual the comfort that he or she needs.
Dr. John Erotas has helped patients for over two decades treat and relieve bunions and is confident that he can reduce the amount of pain you experience while also stopping your bunion from continuing to grow. If you are having any foot pain whatsoever, it is time to get treatment at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists.
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By John Erotas