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What to Do for Your Child’s Bunion

Parents want to give their children the best. That’s evident throughout the year, but the holidays and gift shopping seem to highlight it well. Parents want to be able to give their children a good, enjoyable life.

What to Do for Your Child's BunionParents also realize that a lot of what makes life good and enjoyable doesn’t always come in boxes. It comes from other things, like a loving family and a healthy body. For parents whose children have foot pain, particularly from something like a pediatric bunion, helping give the gift of pain relief may be a priority this year. The good news is that you can take care of a child’s bunion at home to improve comfort and keep it from getting worse.

Conservative care usually is the best treatment option for a child’s bunion, which is something you can help with at home. The goal is to relieve pressure on the bony protrusion so it doesn’t hurt or worsen. Here are a few ways you can help your child with bunion pain:

  • Change shoes – Shoes press against the bunion and can irritate it. Make sure your child wears wide enough shoes, or have his or her shoes widened around the protrusion to minimize pressure.
  • Consider orthotics – Orthotics can offer foot support, potentially reducing some of the pressure that contributed to the problem’s development.
  • Try toe splints – Children whose feet are still growing may benefit from splints to help hold the toe in the proper position.

In extreme cases where your child continues to struggle with pain while the pediatric bunion worsens, surgery might become an option as well.

No parent wants their child to live with pain, so when your child develops a bunion, don’t wait to take care of it. The earlier you seek help, the better. Dallas’ premier bunion specialists at Dallas Podiatry Works are here to help you. Contact our Dallas or Plano offices for more information about child bunion pain or to make an appointment to take care of your son’s or daughter’s feet now. Use our website or call us directly: (972) 566-7474 for Dallas, or (972) 943-3323 for Plano.

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