Bunion Treatment Options
A podiatrist at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle can create an individualized treatment plan to help reduce your bunion discomfort. Treatment usually involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, supportive footwear, and therapies to reduce inflammation and improve mobility in the big toe joint.
- Lifestyle modifications involve adjusting activities that impact your bunions, such as avoiding tight-fitting shoes on your feet or taking frequent breaks when engaging in strenuous physical activity.
- Supportive footwear can be used to reduce irritation and pressure around the bunion area. Shoes with wide toe boxes or cushioned insoles can help relieve pain while walking or standing.
- Therapies such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and splints may be recommended to reduce inflammation and improve mobility in the big toe joint.
Surgery is sometimes necessary when lifestyle modifications, supportive footwear, and therapies are not enough to provide relief from severe bunions. There are a few different options of surgical procedures available for bunion treatment. No single technique is best for every problem. If surgery is your best option, we will perform a thorough examination of your foot and come up with an individual treatment plan based on the results.
The main goal of bunion surgery is to reduce pain. Surgical procedures for bunions might include:
- Removing the swollen tissue from around the toe joint
- Straightening the big toe by removing part of the bone
- Straightening out the abnormal angle in your big toe joint by realigning the long bone between the big toe and the back part of your foot.
- Joining the bones of your affected joint permanently
Recovery time can take weeks to months, depending on the severity of the deformity and the amount of work done. To prevent a recurrence, you will want to wear properly fitting shoes after recovery.
Do You Need The Help Of An Experienced Bunion Podiatrist In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're seeking the help for bunions you should speak to an experienced bunion podiatrist as as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!