Tips to Ease Your Child’s Bunion Pain

How to relieve children's bunion painOne of the benefits of living in a major city like Dallas, TX is the wide range of events and activities for you and your children. Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Arboretum, Adventure Landing, and Perot Museum are merely a handful of the many possibilities. When your child has pain at the joint where the big toe connects to the foot, however, he or she may not feel much like being active. This is a possible indication of a bunion. Children’s bunions are not particularly common, but it is beneficial to know more about them in case this condition develops.

Some people are surprised to find out that bunions can affect kid’s feet, but this is something we see in young patients from time to time. Part of the surprise is due to the thought that these toe deformities are caused by women’s shoes. There is debate on that particular matter, but we do know that they can also be the result of inherited foot structure.

Given that juvenile bunions are typically a matter of inherited genes, prevention is not always possible. Fortunately, conservative methods can be rather successful for easing any associated pain. These include:

  • Finding appropriate pairs of shoes. Shoes that are tight or narrow in the front are only going to cause irritation and pain from the bunion. Pick models that are wide and provide comfort.
  • Using custom orthotics. These medical devices are helpful for controlling motion and reducing forces that would otherwise aggravate and worsen the bunion.
  • Medication. Always consult with our office before administering medication, but over-the-counter pain relievers can reduce discomfort and swelling in the area.

There are cases where surgery makes the most sense for your child, but our preference is to use conservative care whenever possible. Surgical procedures are only considered in instances where pain is severe or the condition interferes with daily activities and non-invasive treatments have not taken care of the problem.

Our primary concern is to ensure that your children’s feet are not causing pain or interfering with normal activities. Dallas Podiatry Works is committed to the health of your whole family and has the caring, expert staff to provide the exceptional care they need. Let us help your son or daughter today! Schedule your appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX offices by calling at 972.853.7100 or using our online form.

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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.

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