If you have it, you know it’s no joke. Get bunion pain relief now and stop flinching every time you look at your shoes or even think about standing up.
What are bunions?
A bunion, or hallux valgus, is an enlargement of the bone just behind the big toe. It’s easy to spot. A bunion protrudes along the inside of the foot just in front of the arch. Chances are you know this condition if you have it.
Bunions develop slowly over time. Pressure on the outside of the big toe pushes it inward, eventually causing a bunion to start forming. Poorly fitting shoes are often the culprit. If you’re not taking steps to treat a bunion, it will likely continue to get larger and more painful.
Why does it hurt?
Inflammation at the MTP joint, where the bunion forms, is painful to the touch. Shoes that restrict this part of the foot put pressure on the inflammation which can be very painful. In advanced cases, simply standing up is enough to irritate this sensitive spot.
The first step you’ll likely take is to wear more comfortable shoes. This is a good choice, but advanced cases of bunions may require bunion correction by a specialist.
Bunion Correction at Anastasia Medical Group
Every case of bunions is unique. Dr. Pereira uses his experience to custom tailor a treatment for each patient. Surgical bunion correction is highly effective. It involves reconstruction of the MTP joint where bunions form.
Depending on the case, recovery time varies. Some patients will be up and walking immediately following surgery. Others may require up to 8 weeks of recovery. But the ultimate goal is walking, wearing shoes, and living without bunion pain.
What should I do if I have bunions?
As with any foot pain, it’s important to see a specialist for a diagnosis and to learn about your treatment options. People of all ages can get bunions, and treatments will vary based on the activity level of the patient and the severity of the deformity.
If wearing shoes is becoming painful, it’s time to seek help.
And to prevent bunions
It’s important to wear footwear that fits properly. Whether it’s your best pair of dress shoes, your soccer cleats, or your work boots, shoes should never feel tight, create hot spots, or cause blisters. If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.
Look for shoes with a wide toe box and avoid high heels to avoid developing bunions.
Schedule an appointment or walk into Anastasia Medical Group for bunion pain relief today. Put an end to the pain and get back on your feet.