Bunion Specialist & Doctor Q & A

Bunion Specialist & Doctor Q & A

Come to Bay Area Foot and Ankle, where we offer Bunion Treatment to help you get back to your regular activities. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Walnut Creek CA, Brentwood CA, Concord CA, Pleasant Hill CA, Pittsburg CA, Antioch CA, Alamo CA, Danville CA, and Oakley CA.

Bunion Specialist and Doctor Near Me in Walnut Creek CA and Brentwood CA
Bunion Specialist and Doctor Near Me in Walnut Creek CA and Brentwood CA

Bunions Q & A

Bunions can cause constant and intense pain for patients who develop them. At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates, we provide compassionate, comprehensive care for men and women with bunions, so they can relieve their pain and enjoy wearing their favorite shoes without restriction. If you are looking for Bunion Treatment, our dedicated and knowledgeable staff at our podiatry clinic can provide you with the important bunion treatment you need to ensure the health of your feet.

What causes bunions?

Bunions often appear in patients with a genetic predisposition when they wear narrow or tight shoes and can occur as the result of congenital deformities or foot injuries. Risk factors include wearing high heel shoes, shoes that do not fit well, hereditary traits, and rheumatoid arthritis. You will know that you have a bunion because of the bulging at the base of your big toe. Bunions will cause swelling or soreness around this joint and can lead to restricted movement and pain. If left untreated, bunions can lead to other issues. The foot doctors at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates can help you by providing precise diagnosis of your bunions and important insight into the treatment options available, depending on the severity of your condition.

What if I ignore my bunions?

Most people will seek treatment for their bunions because of the immense pain they can cause on a daily basis. However, perhaps more importantly, bunions that are left untreated can develop complications. Patients may find that it is difficult to find shoes that fit properly as their bunion grows in size. Bursitis is one of the most common complications faced by people with bunions. This involves the irritation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint of the toe, called bursa. As their bunions worsen, affected patients may find it increasingly difficult to bend their toe and walk. The intense, chronic pain caused by bunions can negatively impact your ability to live your life to the fullest. At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates, we offer comprehensive care for patients seeking to relieve the pain in their feet and ongoing support that will help you take care of your feet and enjoy more comfort in your daily life while engaged in your favorite activities.

How are bunions treated?

Both conservative treatments and surgical intervention are available to reduce the pain of bunions or correct them. Patients may wish to begin by wearing wider, more comfortable shoes, implementing the use of bunion pads or shoe inserts, and taking pain medications to control their bunion symptoms. Using ice can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain after you have been on your feet for an extended period of time. Surgery is generally only recommended for patients whose bunions interfere with their daily life. Surgical intervention may remove swollen tissue, straighten the affected toe by removing part of the bone, realign the toe, or fuse the bones of the toe joint. Following treatment, it is still possible to develop bunions in the future if you do not take care of your feet by wearing properly fitted shoes and reducing pressure on the big toe joint.

If you are struggling with your bunion symptoms, contact Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates today to schedule a consultation with an experienced foot specialist who will help you by designing an effective bunion treatment plan. There is no need for you to struggle to walk or fit into your shoes, we can help you find relief from your bunions quickly and effectively.