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By Crofton Podiatry
May 04, 2017
Category: Bunion
Tags: Bunion   Hammertoes  

Have you noticed pain or a bump on the inside of the big toe joint? You may have a bunion. Also known as hallux valgus, a bunion is a bony protrusion, which makes the big toe lean toward the second toe. This can happen due to constant pressure on the big toe joint, whether it be from tight shoes, deformities, or injury. Symptoms can include: pain, redness, inflammation, callus or corn on the bump, and stiffness in the big toe. Your feet may feel more discomfort in your shoes, requiring you to buy footwear with a bigger toebox.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Leaving bunions untreated can make the growth bigger and complicate the problem. It can cause higher risk for bursitis, hammertoes, arthritis, and even cause deformity in your feet. If the issue becomes severe enough, you may even need surgery to fix the problem. For most, however, surgery is not required. Some treatment options include:

  • Icing – If there is swelling and/or pain from your bunions, you can use an ice pack or cold compress for 15-20 minutes, several times a day to relieve it.
  • Padding – There are bunion pads available to purchase at drugstores or pharmacies to cushion the bunions from further pressure or irritation.
  • Medication – NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can help with reducing inflammation and/or pain. If you need to take these medications, make sure to follow the recommended dosing.
  • Replacement Footwear – You may need to buy new shoes that better fit your feet. With bunion development, there’s a good chance that your big toe joint has pressure on it from current footwear. With bunions, the front of the shoes will need more room.
  • Orthotics (custom, if necessary) – Some shoe inserts can help take pressure off the bunion. There are also toe spacers that will keep the big toe straighter, and prevent from pushing into your second toe.

Got bunion pain? Come see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brad Toll at Crofton Podiatry. Make an appointment by calling (410) 721-4505 to get assessed and properly treated. Our team is ready to assist you at our Crofton, MD office, which also serves the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas.

By Brad Toll
February 20, 2015
Category: Bunion

Even though February is here New Year’s is still fresh, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make this 2015 the best year yet!  First on most people’s list for their 2015 resolution is improving their personal health. However, accomplishing these goals may be impossible when you’re hindered by bunion pain. We see many patients in the Crofton, Gambrills and greater Annapolis area who have let their bunion pain bother them for years before coming into our office to get it fixed. 

Bunions are not only cosmetically embarrassing, and painful, but can also increase your risk of trips falls, and other injuries. Delaying treatment is only delaying your return to a healthy life!  Surgical management of your bunion is often simple, and definitive. Oftentimes your local podiatrist can offer a multitude of surgical and non-surgical options which can resolve your bunion deformity, remove your foot pain, and kick your 2015 off to a great start in a matter of months.

Ignoring your bunion won’t make it go away! If your feet are causing your pain and are keeping you from accomplishing your resolution for a healthier 2015, find a local foot specialist to talk about getting your pain resolved, and putting your best foot forward in the New Year! If you’re around the greater Annapolis area, feel free to give us a call here at Crofton Podiatry at 410-721-4505 or schedule online here!

By Brad Toll.

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