Announcer: 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 call at 972.853.7100 or schedule an appointment with either their Plano or Dallas, TX offices online today.
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.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093