By Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic
April 14, 2014
A bunion is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe, which often goes ignored. If you notice a bump forming, but it does not cause pain, it is important to not ignore it. When a bunion bump is ignored, it can become painful due to the changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot that has progressed to severe deformity.
With the help of Dr. Gary Rogers, our podiatrist in North Shore, you can find relief from your bunion bump. And if you don’t have a bunion, we can help you protect yourself from the development of this painful condition. Lets take a look at treating your bunion in North Shore.
Let’s Begin with Changing Your Shoes
Start by ditching any tight fitting shoes to reduce pressure on the bunion. Since bunions tend to be more serious and painful, it is important to visit our North Shore podiatrist, Dr. Gary Rogers, for proper examination of the severity of your bunion. However, in the meantime, it is vital that you change the shoes you are wearing so they provide added room for the bunion.
Dr. Rogers may also recommend various conservative measures to reduce the pain and size of your bunion. Ice, padding, physical therapy and foot orthotics in North Shore are all common treatment options available to heal bunions. If these conservative approaches are not working, surgery might be a viable option to correct your foot’s alignment and remove the bunion.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary Rogers in North Shore for Bunion diagnosis and treatment. With proper diagnosis, Dr. Rogers will be able to successfully treat your bunion, while eliminating your pain.