One thing that everyone can agree on with bunions is they are hard to ignore, especially when theyre painful. Katherine Raspovic, DPM , a podiatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , has some tips when it comes to bunions. My best advice is to have an evaluation with a foot specialist when you first see a bunion developing or have any pain in your big toe joint, says Dr. Raspovic. There are a few conservative treatment options that can help improve discomfort. Shoes are often the cause of bunions, including high heels and shoes with narrow toes. Although, some who wear high heels never develop bunions. One of the easiest ways to prevent bunions is to wear the proper shoe, according to Dr. Raspovic. One of the best preventative and therapeutic measures for bunions is wearing the right shoe for your foot, especially one that avoids excessive pressure on your toes, she says. It can be helpful to go to a good store where you can get your feet accurately measured so you can then find the proper size and fit. Outside of changing shoes, one can wearing orthotics for arch support and take anti-inflammatory medication, if the problem persists. Surgery is only recommended when other approaches have failed and the pain is so severe that daily activities and quality of life are affected.
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The condition can be treated using a variety of surgical techniques. Achilles tendon problems Most patients respond to non-surgical treatment. Smaller bunions can also develop on the outside of the little toe joint, these are known as Tailors bunions and are also treated surgically using similar techniques. Please click the link to the relevant advice leaflets: Hallux limits/rigid us This arthritic condition of the big toe joint can cause pain and loss of motion. Most patients respond to non surgical treatment such as the prescription of orthoses, but on occasion surgery is required. Please click the link to the relevant advice leaflets: Arch Problems: AC joint fusion Hammer, Mallet and Claw toes A deformity in the lesser toes usually caused by tendon or joint imbalance. Their removal can usually be undertaken under local anaesthetic. ResourcesVarious operations are utilised, ranging from bone removal to the “tilting” of bones into a better position to alleviate the problem.