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. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin, 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. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin today at 972.853.7100 to schedule your appointment.

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

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 foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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