If you are suffering with foot pain from bunions, you should visit our foot care practice, Desert Foot Surgeons. Our expert podiatrist, Dr. Steven Geller, can provide you with different treatments for your bunions in Phoenix.
If you have bunions in Phoenix that are not causing you any foot pain, there is really no need to visit us for treatment. However, for some people, bunions can be extremely painful and interfere with their ability to walk comfortably or even find shoes that fit properly. Bunions are an extremely common foot condition that can be treated with conservative methods or with permanent removal. Depending on your foot condition, and your personal desires, our foot doctor will work with you to come up with the proper treatment for your bunions. Our doctor will most likely recommend the treatment that will get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Many people think that bunions are inherited, but this is not the case. What a person can inherit is a certain foot structure which is more likely to develop bunions. When a person has a bunion, they have an alignment problem with the big toe. In the most common type of bunion, a bone of the toe begins to drift away from the other bones causing the front of the foot to become wider. The toe will then begin to lean back in toward the other toes. Bunions are not cause by wearing a certain shoe type; they are much more influenced by foot type. Bunions can also be caused by foot injuries, neuromuscular disorders, arthritis, or congenital deformities. If you have flat feet or excessive pronation you are more likely to develop bunions. Conservative treatments for bunions include: wearing shoes with a wide sole to support the foot and accommodate the bunion; anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections; and prescription orthotic devices. If these conservative methods fail, foot surgery is always an option.
For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist for treatment of your bunions in Phoenix, contact us today.