If you have developed bony bumps on the joints of your feet, you may be suffering from bunions. Bunions are deformities that form on the big toe joint or pinky toe joint. They are frequently caused by the pressure exerted by the big toe onto the adjacent toe, causing it to enlarge and become sore and painful. These deformities require treatment, ranging from at-home care to visiting our podiatrist. Our expert for bunions in Plano provides information regarding bunion treatment and prevention.
The most obvious sign of a bunion is a deformity; a bump on the joint of your toe. The bump is generally painful and may be warm to the touch if it is irritated. Some patients also experience:
A common cause of a bunion forming is shoes that are too narrow for your foot. Narrow shoes cause the outside of your feet to rub against the inside of the shoe, irritating the outer joints and causing inflammation. Additionally, the pressure can cause the toes to overlap, causing further irritation to other joints.
However, a major root of bunion recurrence is the physical structure of your foot and other foot conditions you may have, such as arthritis. Foot structure or structural defects are genetically determined, and you may have other family members that suffer from recurring bunions. While this is outside of your control, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing bunions.
The first step in treating and preventing bunions is to get well-fitting shoes with a wide toe box for maximum room. This will reduce friction and irritation caused by narrow shoes. As the bunion heals, use bunion cushions to relieve pressure and protect the joint.
If your bunion becomes worse, it’s critical that you contact our podiatrist, as foot surgery may be necessary to remove the affected tissue. If caught early, this should be avoidable.
If you’ve suffered from bunions before, it’s important to reduce risk of recurrence and contact our podiatrist for ongoing care.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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