Symptoms, which occur at the site of the bunion, may include:
Pain or soreness
Inflammation and redness
A burning sensation
Some of the common ways bunions can be treated are:
Bunion pad s – Bunion pad scan help relieve pressure on the sensitive area. Your Santa Fe podiatrist will be able to recommend the correct pad for your bunion.
Mole skin – A mole skin patch covers the bunion and pressure areas. This protects the bunion from being rubbed by shoes, which can result in blisters and other complications.
Wide shoes – Wearing shoes that have a wide toe box will provide room for the area around the toes. Tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes put pressure on the bunion, which causes pain.
Medications – Medication can be used to alleviate some of the pain and swelling that is associated with bunions.
Ice – As with other injuries, icing the area can relieve pain and reduce the swelling. Ice can be applied to the joint for 10-20 minutes at a time. The foot should be elevated higher than the heart while icing.
Surgery – Necessary when bunion pain is intolerable, or affects your ability to wear shoes or when the bunion is progressively getting worse.
If you are experiencing a bunion deformity, you should seek the help of the knowledgeable foot and ankle specialists at Bunion SF.
Call 415-939-6987 today to schedule your appointment.