Treatment for Bunions

Understanding Bunion Discomfort or Pain: A Guide

At Atwell Podiatry, we understand the discomfort caused by bunions and are here to help you find relief. Let’s dive into some key information about bunions, their causes, symptoms, and the available treatment options.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion develops when the big toe starts to angle towards the second toe, resulting in a noticeable “bump” on the side of the big toe. The primary causes of bunions include family history, footwear choices, and wear and tear on the foot.

Symptoms of Bunions

Bunions can cause two types of pain. The first type is caused by friction and pressure from ill-fitting shoes, often occurring when wearing closed footwear. This pain can lead to redness in the affected area or the development of calluses. The second type of pain occurs inside the joint and can be experienced with or without shoes, becoming more noticeable during longer walks or exercise sessions.

Seeking Relief: What to Do

At Atwell Podiatry, our dedicated and experienced Podiatrist can diagnose your bunions and provide you with personalized guidance and treatment options. Our expert team can advise you on appropriate footwear choices, correct biomechanical issues with the help of orthotics, and perform joint mobilizations to alleviate pain and improve your range of motion. It’s important to note that while non-surgical options are typically pursued, in cases of excessive pain, surgery may be considered to correct the underlying structural deformity.

Your Trusted Partner in Bunion Treatment

If you live or work in Hammond Park, Success, Aubin Grove, Atwell, or Cockburn, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Kevin at Atwell Podiatry. We prioritize your comfort, privacy, and overall well-being, providing exceptional care that keeps pace with the latest advancements in podiatry. Together, we’ll address your bunion pain and help you find lasting relief.

Are you battling with any conditions not mentioned above? Please contact us today, for more information on how we can help you!