Bunions are a real pain…
TREATMENT OF BUNIONS
A bunion is a bump on or near the big toe joint. It is usually an excess or misaligned bone. A bunion is one of the most common big toe problems. In addition to causing pain, a bunion changes the shape of your foot, making it harder to find shoes that fit.
You don’t have to suffer from bunions for the rest of your life. These painful bumps can be treated. With the aid of modern updated equipment and techniques your feet can feel and look better.
COMMON CAUSES OF BUNIONS
- Incorrect foot mechanics
- Joint damage
- Poorly fitting shoes
If a bunion is not severe, a different style of shoe may be suggested; or, you may be prescribed custom-made shoe inserts (orthotic devices) to control incorrect foot mechanics. Physical therapy such as whirlpools and ultrasound along with oral medications (to soothe the pain caused by inflammation) are other alternatives that may be used to remedy this condition.
For severe bunions and conditions not responding to conservative treatment, outpatient or in-office surgical correction may be recommended. Surgical techniques have improved significantly in recent years. Within hours after surgery, you’ll be on your way home.
For additional information on bunions, please call Dr. Neal Houslanger and Dr. Matthew Kassnove at 631-654-3838.