Your body has natural defenses that it uses in response to threats to your health. For example, itchy skin and watery eyes are just two of the methods that your body puts into action to allergens. Something similar happens when your big toe is subject to excess pressure and friction. A bony protrusion forms, and it is called a bunion. At the podiatry practice of Dr. Barry J. Rosen, you can depend on our Flushing foot care for specialized evaluation and treatment of your bunion.
What is causing the stress on your big toe? The joint may have that pressure due to shoes that are too tight around the toe area. High heel shoes also direct more force onto the toe. Other possibilities are having flat feet, and walking improperly. And because of the discomfort that so often accompanies a bunion, you may favor the toe when you walk, with can make the problem worse or lead to other foot issues. It is best to consult with our Flushing foot care about solutions. As you might suspect, changing your footwear is a good idea, regardless of whether other treatment is required. Our Flushing foot care may recommend bunion pads or arch supports. Both are types of orthotics, which are shoe inserts designed to redistribute the weight on your foot and provide needed cushioning. Our office utilizes 3D technology to make them custom for you. If your bunions recur despite taking the measures listed above, you might need surgery. If so, you can be confident that you are in good hands, with a skilled foot surgeon. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so there are no overnight hospital stays to be concerned about.
Don’t let bunions cause you difficulties. At their worst, they can make it painful to just put on socks and shoes. Contact our office and book an appointment.