Award-Winning Bunion Care in Ennis, TX
Enjoy Relief From Painful Bunions Today
A bunion is also known as hallux valgus. This condition presents as a hard, “bone bump” at the joint at the bottom of the big toe. This joint carries a lot of your weight when walking and can cause severe and constant pain. The joint can also become stiff and swollen causing shoes to become too painful to wear. It can also move toward the second toe and put pressure on it. This can cause the second toe to start to lift upward.
The good news is that our Ennis podiatrists are experts at treating bunions. So if you’re seeking exceptional care – and relief – from bunions in Ennis, Family Foot & Ankle Centers can help you get better!
Bunions form when abnormal pressure on the big toe joint causes the bone to move out of place. Different conditions that can cause this abnormal pressure are tight shoes, high heels, and leg length differences. Certain foot problems such as arthritis, flat feet and weak foot ligaments can also lead to this painful deformity. Finally, bunions can also be hereditary and passed down from generation to generation.
Treatment for bunions depends on your symptoms, activity level and even age. Some of our foot specialist recommended treatments for bunions include resting the foot, icing the foot for 20 minutes when it becomes inflamed, and wearing a soft leather shoe with a wide toe box.
Bunion splints are generally not recommended as they cannot push the bone back into place. They can, however, strain the ligaments around the joint and further cause inflammation. If you do have surgery to push the bone back into realignment, sometimes a bunion splint will be used to help hold the toe straight until the bone heals at its new position.
Custom orthotics have been the mainstay of treatment for bunions for many years. Newer orthotics are lighter and stronger than ever before. They also fit into more shoes than previous models. These custom shoe inserts help hold your feet in the correct position to allow them to function more efficiently.
Surgery for Bunions in Ennis, Tx
At Family Foot & Ankle Centers reserve surgery as a last resort. The good news is that with conservative treatment, surgery has become a very good option to permanently correct this painful condition. Your Ennis foot specialists are experts in the newest and most advanced bunion surgery techniques.
Experience Our 5-star-rated Treatment for Bunions in Ennis Today!
Schedule an appointment for your bunion today by calling our Ennis office at 972-875-3668 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We also offer some same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
The foot doctors at Family Foot & Ankle Centers in Ennis, TX treat all foot and ankle problems. Our Podiatrists, Dr. Jeffrey Petty, Dr. Fernando Cruz, and Dr. Silpa Joy provide 5-star podiatry care to Ellis county and surrounding areas including Corsicana, Waxahachie, Lancaster, and Palmer, TX. The Podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!