From The Desk Of Bunion Doctor in Gallup, NM, Dr. Hugentobler:
Treatment For Bunions

What Are Bunions?

bunion doctor in gallup nm for bunionsBunions look like small, hard bulges on the side of your toes. They can happen when the pressures of shifting and bearing your weight unevenly falls on tendons and joints in your feet. The tissue can become unstable from tenderness and swelling, which leads to the bunion forming. If you experience pain or your shoes are rubbing on the bunion, this can make it difficult to walk comfortably. It’s important to have your feet looked at by a bunion doctor in Gallup, NM, to help you with your bunion.

What Signs Should I Look For?

  • joint pain and redness
  • pain when walking
  • the big toe shifts toward the other toes
  • blisters around the bunion
  • irritated skin around the bunion

What Causes A Bunion?

Bunions are typically genetic, and can be triggered by the abnormal motion of your feet. Footwear like high heels or stilettos can bring about bunions, as well as shoes that are too tight. People may go up a size or more with their shoe due to the pain and width of the bunion. A bunion can begin to hurt even without shoes, and without treatment it can cause problems with your feet.

What Are My Treatment Options For A Bunion?

There is good news! Bunions are a very treatable condition. There are many things that can help treat your bunion, including better fitting shoes, ice, rest, and ice. You can try custom orthotics, which are devices that provide padding and shielding for your foot. These devices can be purchased at the store, and may help alleviate your bunion pain and swelling. If the pain is chronic, or if it interferes with your ability to walk and wear shoes, bunion surgery may be recommended. A bunion doctor in Gallup, NM, can provide many simple treatment options for your painful bunion and alleviate the discomfort, so you can get back on your feet.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Gallup podiatry office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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