White Tanks Mountain Regional Park is a beautiful place to go for a hike right in our own backyard, and there’s no better reason to get that bunion treatment you’ve been needing. The pain you are feeling may make the thought of exercise seem laughable now, but it’s possible to treat those bumps on your big toes conservatively and quickly.
Bunions form when your big toe squeezes too tightly to the toe next to it, causing the joint at its base to jut outwards. Many times wearing shoes that are too tight will trigger this, but there are other contributing factors. Genetics, the biomechanics of your feet, and other medical conditions (such as arthritis) can also result in bump formation.
Treatment is typically conservative. The first step is changing your footwear from tight shoes or high heels to more comfortable shoes with room for your toes. You will also want to wear protective gel or moleskin padding on your toes to prevent the bunion from getting irritated. Other conservative treatment options might include ice packs, heating pads, medications (under a doctor’s advisement), cortisone shots, and a custom-made orthotic device. If you’ve tried every single one of these treatments and nothing has worked it might be time to consider surgery.
For more information on treating bunions conservatively or for questions regarding surgery, call Dr. Peyman Elison and Dr. Viedra Elison right away at 623-584-5556 or schedule an appointment online. Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ is proud to be your one stop shop for all of your podiatric needs. We want to make sure that foot pain never interferes with your daily life again.
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