How your podiatrists in Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, and Mount Clemens, MI, can help with bunion pain
Bunions are typically caused by an inherited faulty foot structure, causing your big toe to lean toward your second toe, resulting in friction as your big toe rubs against the inside of your shoe.
Bunions are a common foot problem, especially for women. In fact, over 50% of the women in this country have suffered from bunions, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. That’s because women often wear shoes that are too narrow, causing increased risk of developing bunions.
The good news is, your podiatrist can help get rid of bunions and bunion pain. The question is, which bunion treatment is right for you? Dr. Thomas Hosey, Dr. Ryan Murphy, Dr. Kristen Patterson, and Dr. Angela Jacob at Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers offer several bunion treatment options. They have three convenient office locations in Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, and Mount Clemens, MI, to treat your feet.
A bunion is a large, hard, bony bump on the side of your big toe, developing when your toes are crushed together. The side of your big toe continually rubs against the inside of your shoe. The friction causes inflammation, irritation, and bone distortion over time.
For small bunions, you can try some simple therapies at home including:
- Changing to wider shoes with plenty of toe room
- Placing ice on your bunion several times each day
- Wearing padded inserts inside your shoes
- Taping your foot to support the bunion
- Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication
For larger, more painful bunions, you need the help of your podiatrist. At Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers, the podiatrists offer several effective treatments to eliminate bunions and bunion pain. Your podiatrist may recommend:
- Custom orthotics and custom footwear
- Physical therapy to maintain flexibility
- Removing calluses and corns to reduce friction
For large bunions causing severe pain, your podiatrist may suggest surgery, especially if there is substantial bone deformity. Surgical therapy removes the bunion and realigns your toe.
Your podiatrists at Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers can recommend which bunion treatment is right for you. Don’t suffer from bunion pain. Call (586) 263-4411 for the Clinton Township, MI, office, (586) 468-5445 for the Mount Clemens, MI, office, or (586) 275-3000 for the Sterling Heights, MI, office today!