Bunions are uncomfortable bony growths that can cause permanent damage to foot tendons and joints. The Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP specialists in Dallas, Garland, and Richardson, Texas, offer several effective treatments to maximize comfort. Call the board-certified experts today to schedule an appointment or book online through the reservation portal.
Bunions are bony protrusions that form on toe joints. They result from either the big toe or pinky toe overextending towards the center toes, leading to pain, discomfort, and swelling. Bunions appear as a visible bump on the side of your foot that can be tender when touched or wearing shoes that fit improperly.
While the exact cause of bunions is unknown, they are thought to form from genetic and external factors, such as wearing high heels, general aging, and arthritis. Additionally, a family history of bunions may increase the likelihood you may also develop bunions.
It’s recommended to reduce your bunion risk factors when possible. Make sure to wear shoes that fit properly. Moreover, it’s important to seek care for underlying diseases that may contribute to bunions.
The most prevalent symptom in people who experience bunions is localized pain and discomfort on the side of the toe. You may also experience tenderness, swelling, and calluses around the affected area. Many people notice a reduced range of motion as well.
The board-certified podiatrists will assess your symptoms and offer personalized care to remedy your bunions. They may use X-rays to understand the severity of your bunions better.
Nonsurgical treatment options for bunions include shoes that fit properly and that come equipped with special inserts to ease pain and evenly distribute pressure. Pain relief medications help to alleviate discomfort, while ice compresses and reduces swelling and inflammation. The team also offers cortisol injections.
If bunions continue to interfere with essential daily tasks, you may require surgery to alleviate bunions. The Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP specialists, offer many surgical options to fit your individual needs. Surgical options include removing swollen tissue, straightening the affected toe, and realigning other toes to fix the angle of your big toe.
Generally, you can expect recovery to take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The recovery period depends on the severity of your bunions and the procedures performed.
Call the podiatrist experts to schedule a bunion consultation today or book through the online reservation system.