When a bone-like protrusion forms on your big toe, it’s called a bunion. It may not cause serious pain, at least at first. But odds are it will eventually. Here a the podiatry practice of Scott Grodman, we want you to know about our Allen Park bunion treatment and how to prevent them from occurring in the future.
To stop bunions from developing, be careful about your footwear. Shoes that are too tight around the toes or that otherwise put pressure on the toe area, such as high heels, are likely to lead to a problem. Your heredity may also play a role in how likely you are to get a bunion, as can having flat feet. So while your choice of shoes can reduce the risk, there is no way to guarantee that you won’t need our Allen Park bunion treatment. When the pain of a bunion becomes noticeable, you may find even putting your socks and shoes on to be difficult. And walking can become a chore that is unpleasant to say the least. When you come in, our foot doctor will examine you and determine the best way to address the situation. The most common option is the use of foot orthotics, inserts that go inside your shoes. They redistribute the way your weight is resting, so that pressure is taken off the big toe. The outcome is typically that the bunion subsides. More severe, stubborn and recurring cases may require surgery as our Allen Park bunion treatment. When necessary, the procedure is performed at our office, under local anesthesia. It’s all outpatient, so you can go home right afterward.
There are good ways to deal with bunions. Don’t just ignore yours. Instead, call our office right now so that we can book you for a timely appointment.