Our Waxahachie Foot Specialists Can Help You With Your Bunion Treatment
5-Star-Rated Podiatry Care Offers Relief From Painful Bunions in Waxahachie
Do bunions affect your ability to enjoy your usual activities? Does wearing certain shoes cause you so much pain that you can’t wait to get them off your feet? At Family Foot & Ankle Centers, your Waxahachie foot specialists are experts at relieving bunion pain.
Our primary goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to doing the things you love, in the shoes that you love.
What Is A Bunion?
A bunion, also called Hallux Valgus, is a bony bump at the base of the big toe. You may also notice that the big toe moves toward the second toe. If the deformity is moderate to severe, your big toe may rub against the second toe. The “bump” at the big toe joint also may become red, painful and swollen, especially in shoes.
What Causes a Bunion?
There are many factors that can lead to the development of a bunion. Increased pressure on the big toe joint. Too much stress on the big toe joint causes it to become unstable. This allows the bone to move and the bunion to form. This is when the bump at the joint becomes noticeable. Below are some of the factors that cause too much pressure on the joint:
- Flat feet and High arched feet both put excessive pressure on the feet and can impact the joint lead to a bunion
- Shoes that have too high of a heel or that are too tight
- Arthritis in the big toe joint
There is also a genetic component to bunions and some people. They have a tendency to run in families and can be inherited from birth and worsen with time. Females are also more likely to develop bunions than males. This could be due to gender or possibly due to the difference in shoes.
How Are They Treated?
At Family Foot & Ankle Centers, our primary goal is to get you pain-free so you can get back to doing the things you love. If your pain is mild, or comes and goes, you may find relief from wearing wider shoes, avoiding high heels, and resting your feet. NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory medicine) may also be used to decrease pain and inflammation in the big toe joint.
Your Waxahachie podiatrists may also recommend custom orthotics to help remove pressure from the great toe joint. This has been extremely effective for our patients pain from a bunion.
Does Surgery Work?
Yes, Bunion surgery has made great strides over the past decade. If you have attempted conservative treatment and still have pain, or if your bunion is worsening or becoming more painful, then surgery may be considered. Also, if your big toe is underlapping or putting pressure against your second toe, surgery may be a better option for you.
Surgical treatment for bunion deformities commonly involves repositioning the bone. Depending on the severity of the bunion, different surgical techniques can be used. Your Waxahachie foot doctor will discuss these in depth at the time of your visit.
Every bunion needs a custom treatment plan. Our podiatrist will take the time to listen to you, x-ray your foot and discuss options available to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. At Family Foot & Ankle Centers, we are improving lives, one bunion at a time!
Experience Our Award-Winning Bunion Treatment in Waxahachie Today!
Schedule an appointment today to have your bunion evaluated by our Waxahachie foot specialists by calling us at 972-597-4132. You can also click here to use our convenient online form. We offer convenient appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff for your convenience. Call today – we want to help you live your life pain-free!
As the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients in our surrounding areas. We proudly serve patients in Navarro and Ellis counties and surrounding areas including Red Oak, Midlothian, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Duncanville, Arlington and Mansfield. The Foot Specialists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time.