Bunions. What are they, and how are they treated? At Metropolitan Foot Care our 11377 bunion treatment is done in a non-invasive way so that patients can be in and out of the office without being hassled. Bunions can be treated easily with foot orthotics, and in more severe cases, with surgery.
Bunions are a painful and irritable condition that can affect anyone. A progressive foot condition that affects the joint of the big toe and causes deformities with the toe, bunions become enlarged and start to rub against shoes and footwear. This often results in irritation and pain, but can be treated with orthotic shoes. Bunions may make it hard to wear shoes or certain footwear due to size and deformity. Orthotics are custom made shoes and can help alleviate the pain. For more mild cases of bunions and temporary relief, we prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling. Ice, staying off feet by not standing for long periods and wearing comfortable shoes can provide relief. Patients should wear shoes that are wide at the toe, and which give space between the toe and tip of the shoe.
Refraining from wearing high heels frequently and wearing appropriate shoes is also recommended for 11377 bunion treatment. Ice and aspirin can be used to help relieve swelling. If bunions become extremely restrictive, surgery to relieve bunions permanently may be recommended. Bunions can cause hammertoes, which can also cause pain and soreness in the foot, and should be treated before they become worse. Hammertoe happens when there is an imbalance between the muscle and the ligament around the toe joint. This causes the middle toe joint to bend into an awkward position. It becomes stuck in place and can be irritating and cause rubbing against the shoe and toe.