Relieve Bunion Pain
It is time to see a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists when you begin to experience any bunion pain. Bunion progression is not a thing to take lightly. A bunion may start out small but usually becomes worse overtime and you should also have the right advice on how to slow down or even stop the progression of your bunion.
An advanced bunion greatly alters the appearance of a person’s foot. It is a growth or deformity that juts out from the side of your big toe. Large bunions often produce daily complications and pain. Their is often swelling, redness, and pain. Even worse, when the bunion has a cut, it can constantly rub up against the side of a person’s shoes causing tremendous pain. If the cut does not heal, this may lead to an infection. This is why, as a diabetic, it is especially important to visit us at our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry location and get treatment for a bunion.
Slowing Down The Growth Of A Bunion
One of our main focuses as podiatrists is to stop the progression of the bunion. This often starts with the right footwear and support. Custom, podiatrist-made orthotics provide the foot much support alleviating stresses and pressures on the foot that may be contributing to the continued growth of a bunion.
Wearing roomier more flexible shoes will also help to alleviate pain and the pressure that is placed on the bunion day in and day out. Importantly, stop wearing shoes that are obviously causing your feet pain such high-heels. In fact, tight restrictive shoes like heels are a major cause of bunions, which is why more women than men get bunions in the first place.
Sometimes, a bunion is hereditary and other times an bunion is due to an inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritics, which if the case, we will figure out at your first visit and discuss treatment options. The symptoms of a bunion normally include pain and tenderness, inflammation and redness, hardened skin on the bottom of the foot, a corn or callus on the bunion bump, inflexibility of the big toe and stiffness.
Most of the time bunion relief can come from non-surgical treatment. These treatments include changes in a person’s footwear, padding, orthotics, icing, and medication and provide much relief. Such treatment will often stop the progression of the bunion. If the bunion is too large and causing significant unending pain, a minor bunion surgery may be recommended.We take your health seriously and know if we work together, we will find a solution to pain relief.
Call (480) 483-9000 and schedule your consultation.
By John Erotas