Bunions are a prominent bony deformity that protrudes out from the base of the big toe. Because of this protrusion, the big toe points inward and crowds the toe next to it. They can be painful, unsightly and cause impaired balance as well as an altered gait. Fortunately, there are options for bunion treatment in Kenosha, WI, a few of which are listed below.
Simple exercises may prove to be effective at relieving bunion pain as well as aid in slowing the bunion’s progression. Toe stretches flex, and contractions on a regular basis have proven to be helpful for many. Also, a simple walk along the beach with your feet in the sand will provide a gentle massage that can help strengthen your toes.
Bunions can be quite painful and may become inflamed. Fortunately, there are a few options for relief from the pain and inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as Advil or Aleve may be helpful. Cortisone injections can also bring relief.
Pads and Orthotics
Pads help lessen the pressure and friction of a bunion against the shoe and are effective at relieving pressure. Orthotics are also shoe inserts, but they provide support instead of a cushion for the bunion. This support helps with foot alignment and impedes the progression of the bunion.
Surgery is the only choice for bunion treatment in Kenosha, WI, that corrects the bunion. It requires either a complete realignment or repositioning of the bone and may result in weeks or months of recovery time.
Contact Family Foot and Ankle Clinics today to discuss your options for bunion treatment at familyfootclinics.com.