How To Care For A Bunion
There are a few strategies that you can do right now to help you decrease bunion pain. Conservative strategies often involve podiatry treatment that serves to decrease the inflammation of a bunion as well as stop the bunion from growing larger. If the bunion is large enough, where it is causing constant pain, bunion surgery can help reduce or even eliminate a person’s bunion.
The first thing you want to do is make sure to buy well-fitting footwear. At our office, the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will determine if your foot shape and what type of footwear you need to correct this bunion problem.
Correct Your Footwear
Bunions can be caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes such as high heels or any type of shoe with a narrow toe box that squeezes the toe joint and causes inflammation. Every person has a different foot shape. We will recommend the best shoes for your foot shape as well as prepare custom molded orthotics that will provide your feet with the maximum amount of support.
Use warm soaks, ice packs, and whirlpools to help reduce the inflammation of a bunion and depending on your condition, we may recommend that you wear a splint at night to ease discomfort.
A large bunion often rubs up agains the side of a person’s shoes causing redness, irritation, swelling, cuts, and pain. You can protect your bunion with a moleskin or gel-filled pad. Also, taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can help to reduce some of the inflammation.
The most important thing is to wear the correct shoes and orthotics and this is what we will teach you do to at our office. If the bunion is too large, we will also explain to you the benefits of surgery.
I, Dr. John Erotas, have helped patients relieve bunion pain for over twenty years and am confident that we can help you too at either our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry office. We guarantee patient satisfaction and our patients are always treated with the utmost care. We look forward to seeing you and knowing that we helped fix this once annoying foot condition.
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By John Erotas