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Bothersome Bunions: How do They Occur and is there Help?

Bunion Causes and TreatmentsDo you ever find yourself longing for the end of a long workday, when you can finally take your shoes off, put your feet up and let out a long sigh of relief? You are definitely not alone! Another reason you are not alone is that the source of foot pain for many in this situation is from having bunions.

Bunions are one of the more common foot conditions treated by podiatrists, and often patients come in after they have suffered too long unnecessarily. A bunion is more than just a bump on your toe. It is actually proof of changing in the framework of the bones in that part of your foot, the first metatarsal to be specific. Many people are under the impression that it is their poor choice in footwear that has led to their bunions when in reality their foot condition has developed from an abnormal foot structure and mechanics. As joint capsules and ligaments are stretched, the great toe leans in towards the second toe producing a “bump” on the side of the toe.

With pain on the side of the foot being a common symptom, Drs. Brook and Northcutt, at Dallas Podiatry Works remind patients to avoid stiff leather shoes or shoes with a tapered toe box. Bunions can also bring inflammation, redness and burning that most often occur when feet are forced into footwear that is too tight and crowds the toes. High heels and several different types of women’s shoes do this, which is why women tend to have more symptoms of bunions then men.

The good news is that there is help available! Foot pain is never normal and there is never a reason to simply resign to living with pain from bunions. Dallas Podiatry Works offers several treatment options including:

  • Helping patients choose appropriate footwear to provide relief from the pain
  • Using pads and cushions to reduce pressure over the bone
  • Providing functional foot orthotics that can help reduce the risk of bunions
  • Corrective or surgical measures such as bunionectomy and osteotomy

If you are suffering with pain from bunions, don’t wait to seek help from a podiatrist. You can also see some bunion deformity before and after pictures to further encourage you that treatment does work and can bring your feet back to good health! Contact Drs. Brook and Northcutt today at 972-566-7474 to schedule your appointment.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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