If a bony bump is growing on the side of your foot near the base of your big toe—a bunion, in other words—you may have already resigned yourself to the thought that, someday, you’re going to need surgery.
Well, hold that thought! We don’t want you to jump the gun here.
Yes, it is true that bunions require surgery to be corrected. Without it, the bump isn’t going away. But insisting on surgery assumes “correction” is the only goal, or even the most desirable one, and that just isn’t always the case. The most important outcome is elimination of pain and restoration of full function, allowing you to work, play and live without restriction. If you can achieve that with conservative care alone, there’s no reason you can’t put surgical treatment on indefinite hiatus.
Our office provides a variety of non-surgical treatment options for bunions, and would be glad to help you thoroughly explore them before switching to a surgical approach. Some possible treatments include:
New shoes that don’t pinch your toes or pressure the balls of your feet.
Shoe inserts or custom orthotics that cushion the toe joint, support the arches and other areas of the feet, and otherwise control abnormal motion of the toe.
Pads to protect the bunion from friction damage.
Splints and/or tape to keep the toe in proper alignment.
Exercises to keep the toe joint flexible and well supported.
Medications to manage pain.
Modifications to your workout or activity routine to help keep you fit and active while putting less strain on the bunion.
At Dallas Podiatry Works, our team will never push or pressure you into a treatment that isn’t right for you. We help you work through all your options for your bunion pain, including conservative remedies, so you can make informed decisions about your care. Although we are experts in performing bunion surgery, we’re always happy to help you avoid it if possible. To schedule an appointment with our office for a consultation, please call 972.853.7100.
Your Top-Rated Podiatrist in the Dallas & Fort Worth Metroplex
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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podiatrists, foot doctors and foot specialists provide 5-star-rated foot care in Dallas TX, Plano TX, Frisco TX, McKinney TX,
Richardson TX, Garland TX, Rockwall TX, Allen TX, Arlington TX and Fort Worth TX. Call 972.853.7100 today.