How your foot doctor in Avon, CT, can help you get relief from bunion pain
If you’ve ever had a bunion, you already know how much it hurts! Bunions can make it difficult and painful to put on shoes, walk around, and even stand on your feet. The good news is your foot doctor can help you get relief from bunion pain.
Dr. Richard Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, offers a wide range of foot care services, including bunion treatment, to help you and your feet feel better.
Bunions can be caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow, causing your toes to crush together. Your big toe bends, and the toe joint is thrust outward, so it rubs against the inside of your shoe. Eventually, a bunion may form.
Bunions can be small and not cause any pain. They can also become a large, hard, painful bump that is impossible to ignore.
If your bunion is small, you can try some at-home remedies which may help. Remember to:
- Place ice packs on the bunion several times each day
- Wear inserts or pads in your shoes
- Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication
If you are suffering from a large, painful bunion, you need the help of an expert, your foot doctor. Your podiatrist will do a thorough examination of your foot, including x-rays to find out the level of bone involvement. Some of the common professional treatments for bunions include:
- Corn and callus removal to reduce friction on the bunion
- Stretching and physical therapy to maintain flexibility
- Custom orthotics, splints, or other methods to help stabilize and align your foot
For large, painful bunions, your foot doctor might recommend bunion surgery, known as a bunionectomy. Typically bunion surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.
To read more details on bunion surgery and how it can help you, please visit the Bunion Surgery section on the website at https://www.rjgraysondpm.com/bunion-surgery.html
To find out more about bunion treatment and other foot care services, call Dr. Richard Grayson of Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, at (860) 677-7733. Call now!