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How Well Do You Know Bunions?

How Well Do You Know BunionsAnnouncer: Welcome to America’s favorite new game show – How Well Do You Know Bunions?

[Jaunty intro music plays.]

Host: For those just tuning in, this game show consists of several “true and false” questions based on bunion facts. It looks like our three contestants are all ready to participate, so let’s get started.

The first round begins with the following statement: Bunions are caused by women’s shoes.

Contestant #1: False!

Host: That is correct. Bunions are actually caused by an imbalance in the joint found at the base of the big toe. When excessive pressures are placed on the joint, they can force it further out of position, which also causes the big toe to drift inward.

Next statement: Bunions will get better in time if you leave them alone.

Contestant #3: True!

Host: We are sorry, but that is wrong. Bunions are progressive in nature, which means they do not improve on their own and will only worsen when left untreated. This means you should definitely seek treatment at a practice like Dallas Podiatry Works, which features Dallas’ premier bunion specialist – Dr. Joel W. Brook.

Next statement: Bunions have to be treated surgically.

Contestant #1 – False!

Host: This is correct. You must be a real bunion expert! Did we check to make sure you aren’t Dr. Brook? Ha, I’m just kidding, but seriously, not all bunions need a surgical procedure. Although bunion surgery is often recommended for cases causing severe pain or difficulty, there are also conservative measures like shoe modifications, medication, and icing regimens that can provide relief.

Time to head to our final round. For the win: Bunions only develop at the base of the big toe.

Contestant #3: False!

Contestant #1: True!

Host: Well, you are both kind of right, but this really illustrates our need for a buzzer or something! Anyhow, bunions do only develop in the big toe, but there is a related condition known as a bunionette that can happen on the outer edge of the foot at the base of the small toe.

Thank you all for playing. Contestant #1 wins a new car, Contestant #3 gets a toaster, and Contestant #2 has apparently been sleeping this whole time.

Remember, if you are dealing with a bunion, or any other foot or ankle issue, come see our friends at Dallas Podiatry Works! They provide comprehensive foot care services for the whole family, so give them a toll-free call at 972.566.7474 or schedule an appointment with either their Plano or Dallas, TX offices online today.

"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
"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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