By Podiatry Services of CNY, PC
February 26, 2019
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Bunions  

If bunions are making your feet achy and painful, read on to learn how we can help.

While there are many people who may have bunions but don’t even know it, there are others who cannot ignore the aches and pains of Bunionthis common foot deformity. Given that this condition is progressive, the goal of our Syracuse, NY, podiatrists is to make sure that you understand the many ways in which you can keep your bunion symptoms under control.

 

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

When it comes to treating bunions, there are certain conservative everyday habits that you can adopt to reduce your risk for pain and swelling while also preventing the bunion from getting larger. Here are some ways to keep your bunion symptoms under control,

  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen to alleviate pain or swelling when present.
  • Ice the bunion for 10-15 minutes at a time, 2-3 times a day to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Wear shoes that provide your feet with support and do not put pressure on the bunion. High heels and shoes with narrow toe beds should be avoided.
  • Place a protective bunion pad over the bunion prior to putting on shoes to prevent shoes from rubbing against the area and causing calluses.
  • Talk to our Syracuse, NY, foot doctors about getting custom orthotics (shoe inserts), which can be placed into your shoes to take pressure off the bunion and other areas of the foot and to properly redistributing weight while standing or moving.

 

Considering Surgery

Surgery isn’t something that most people should have to consider when it comes to treating their bunion. While it’s true that this foot deformity cannot be cured or reversed through nonsurgical treatment options, it is true that most people will not require surgery in order to experience relief. However, if you are dealing with severe bunion pain and swelling that isn’t responding to any nonsurgical treatment options, it might be time to talk to our podiatrists about your surgical options and whether it’s right for you.

 

Give Our Podiatrists a Call Today!

We know the last thing you want to do is undergo surgery, but if your bunion pain is affecting your daily life, it’s time to call Podiatry Services of CNY in Syracuse, NY, to find out how we can help you better manage your symptoms. Dial (315) 458-1777 today!