A bunion is a skeletal protrusion that happens on your biggest toe. Many have heard of them, even if they have never experienced them. A bunion is not your friend as it comes on slow and painful – not an ideal situation. They develop due to the burden placed on your toe which in turn changes its structure and leads to a potential deformity that causes problems in your day to day routine. Bunions begin as a defense system that causes the skin on your toe to toughen up to protect itself but eventually gets worse. The toes are forced to turn in unusual positions, altering their structure. Additionally, bunions can cause a chain reaction that leads to other damaging foot conditions and should be treated with due care.
Treatment for this condition includes:
Wear shoes that don’t cramp your feet. And don’t worry, you can find some that won’t cramp your style either!
Cover bunions with protective devices such as specially made padding to provide a layer of protection that can provide immense benefits.
Try to rest your feet throughout the day or take them out of your shoes.
Use orthotics all the time. They provide huge amounts of relief to feet and can be custom molded to address your specific situation.
Surgical procedures may be required if your bunion has gotten to be a real nuisance that cannot be controlled with normal methods. Your toe joints may need to be repaired and shaped to alleviate pain and any resulting deformity.
Here at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, our team stops at nothing to ensure that your feet have the best possible treatment available today! If you are willing to do what it takes to put bunions in the past, then contact us for an appointment today! We have six offices conveniently located in Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands and Atascocita, TX. We want you to feel the relief that bunion treatment can bring to your feet and wish to show you how our doctors can bring your toes back to a bunion free life!