Anyone who has suffered from a bunion will tell you that the experience can be painful and uncomfortable. Bunions are deformities that produce bony bumps at the base of the big toe. They’re relatively common, with more than 3 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. To diagnose and get Bunion Treatment, you’ll need to visit your foot doctor.
Learn about the most common signs and symptoms that you need bunion treatment.
What Causes Bunions?
Bunions occur because of underlying faults in the foot structure. These faults can be inherited, so if you have a parent or close relative with bunions, there’s a higher chance that you will experience bunion symptoms as you age.
Poorly fitting shoes can exacerbate the structural faults and cause bunions to form and worsen over time. Wearing shoes that are either too small or too tight around the toes can cause crowding which places pressure on your big toe. High heels are notorious for their connection to bunions in women.
If you stand for long periods of time due to your job, you will have a higher risk of developing bunions.
The good news is that you can get effective bunion treatment. You can schedule an appointment with your foot doctor Boynton Beach as soon as you spot the warning signs.
The Signs That You Need Bunion Treatment
The most common symptoms of bunions include:
- Pain and discomfort around the edge of the big toe. The pain may radiate into the toe and foot.
- A bump around the big toe. When the condition becomes advanced, this bump will be prominent and bulging.
- Swelling and redness around the bump, which can increase after wearing shoes for long periods.
- Corns and calluses that form around the bunion or other areas of the feet.
- Restricted movement from the bunion. Changes in your foot structure can limit the range of motion of your big toe and foot. Your gait will change to compensate for the pain and discomfort.
Bunions are relatively harmless but they should be corrected to prevent long-term complications, pain, discomfort, and a lack of mobility. You can get bunion treatment with an experienced podiatrist.
Your Podiatrist Can Help with Bunion Treatment
Treatment for your bunion depends on how advanced it is. Diagnosis is achieved with a visual examination, which is often followed up with x-ray imaging to take a look at the structure of your foot and the underlying cause of the bunion.
In minor and moderate cases, pain and the bunion can be treated with custom orthotics. Your podiatrist may recommend changing your footwear to alleviate the symptoms and stop the progression of existing bunions.
Surgical correction is available for advanced conditions. Dr. Jason Gold offers Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. This form of bunion treatment uses advanced fixation technology to eliminate the bump, reshape the structure of the foot, and offer permanent relief.
Recovery is swift with no need for a cast or crutches. You will be able to walk within days of the surgery, with the aid of a surgical boot.
Contact the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center for Bunion Treatment
If you are experiencing pain or any of the other bunion symptoms, it’s time to talk to your foot doctor.
At the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, our team will diagnose and correct your problematic bunion. Whether through orthotics, lifestyle changes, or surgery, you can walk pain-free and without the risk of progression and complications.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get the best bunion treatment.