Bunions are small bone-like protrusions that appear at the base of your big toe. When you see one, it’s unmistakable. Likewise, the discomfort and even pain that they can bring are also very recognizable. At Burrell Podiatry Clinic, it is our job to handle bunions effectively and safely. That’s the benefit of going to a specialist.
When poor-fitting shoes, the way walk, or having flat feet result in too much pressure being put on your big toe joint, that’s when a bunion is likely to develop. Certainly, flat feet are something you cannot prevent. But you can adjust the walk you walk and you can certainly get more supportive and roomy shoes. Let our New Kensington foot doctor help you with advice and guidance in these areas. Women, for example, often wear high-heel shoes and other types of stylish footwear that are not exactly made for comfort. And when that leads to bunions, it may be time to consider some changes in your shoe habits. When you come in to be seen by our New Kensington foot doctor, the first order of business will be to examine the bunion and evaluate it to determine the best course of action. Often, this will be this use or arch supports or bunion pads in your shoes. The goal is to relieve the pressure on the big toe joint, and by doing so, see relief from the bunion itself. Combined with a change of shoes, this method is typically successful. Only with severe bunions that do not respond to the use of shoe inserts and new footwear will surgery be an option.
At the first sign of a bunion, contact us to arrange an appointment with our New Kensington foot doctor. We have the solutions for you, so there is no reason to be uncomfortable.