Bunions are a fairly common foot condition that is caused when there is a misalignment of the big toe— causing it to face inward towards the baby toes. Causing excessive pain and discomfort, bunions can make everyday tasks such as walking to be beyond uncomfortable. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options— both over-the-counter and surgical— that can help you get rid of your bunions. Read on to learn more.
Change Your Shoes
If you are looking for a fast and easy way to find relief from your bunions, consider changing your shoes. If your shoes— especially your workout ones— are too tight, they can place a lot of pressure on your bunions and make them feel worse.
Luckily, there are a lot of different brands of pads that are specifically designed for bunions for you to choose from. By adding cushion around your bunions, these pads are designed to give you both comfort and relief from this painful foot condition— a win, win.
Although both changing your shoes and wearing bunion pads will alleviate your bunion pain and symptoms, it won’t completely get rid of them. To get rid of your bunions, you’ll have to get surgery. Depending on how severe your bunions are and whether or not you have arthritis will help our doctors at Sports, Occupational & Knee Surgery compose the right surgical plan for you. The main goal of surgery, however, is to realign and balance the first toe to help restore normal function. After your surgery, you will need to follow-up with some physical therapy to help strengthen the surrounding joints in the foot.
Depending on your specific bunion condition, an over-the-counter option or surgery may be better for you. To learn more about bunion treatment and surgery, contact our staff at Sport, Occupational & Knee surgery today to schedule an appointment!