What your podiatrists in Orlando, Florida want you to know
If you are dealing with bunions, it’s hard to know what to do. You may be having trouble putting on your shoes. Standing and walking may be very painful. The truth is bunion pain can impact your life. Fortunately, there are some things you can do at home to ease bunion pain, and there are services your podiatrist can provide to help you get rid of bunions for good.
Dr. Timothy Mason and Dr. Jason Hancock at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando want to share the facts about how to deal with bunions. They have four convenient office locations in Orlando, Oviedo, and Lake Mary, Florida to help you.
Bunions look like a large, bony bump next to your big toe. They can rub against the inside of your shoe, causing intense pain when you walk or stand. Bunions can be caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow, crushing the toes together. High heels add to the problem which is why bunions are more common in women.
For small bunions, you can try a simple home remedy. Consider:
- Changing to wide shoes with plenty of toe room
- Using padding, inserts, or cushions inside your shoes
- Taping the bunion for added support and cushion
For larger bunions, you should seek out the services of your podiatrist because there may be bone deformity involved. At Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando, they offer several effective treatments including:
- Callus and corn removal
- Custom-fit orthotics or footwear
- Night splints to help realign the toe joint
- Cortisone injections around the bunion to reduce inflammation
Bunion surgery may also be indicated, especially for large bunions that are impacting your ability to walk. For more information about bunion surgery, please visit the Bunion Surgery page on the website at http://www.fasorlando.com/library/1774/BunionSurgery.html
You don’t have to let a painful bunion keep you on the couch. Relief is possible so just pick up the phone and call Dr. Timothy Mason and Dr. Jason Hancock at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando, with four convenient office locations in Orlando, Oviedo, and Lake Mary, Florida. Call today!