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Effective Bunion Treatments at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where we specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing bunion-related conditions. Our expert podiatrists are dedicated to providing you with the most effective solutions to alleviate your bunion pain and restore the functionality of your feet.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your big toe to get pulled toward the smaller toes and forces the joint at the base of your big toe to stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and sore.

Symptoms of Bunions

  • Persistent or intermittent pain
  • Restricted movement of your big toe if arthritis affects the toe
  • A bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe
  • Swelling, redness, or soreness around your big toe joint
  • Corns or calluses — these often develop where the first and second toes overlap

Our Bunion Treatments

At Progressive Foot Care, we offer a range of bunion treatments that are designed to alleviate pain and correct the deformity based on the severity of your condition:

  • Non-Surgical Treatments:
    • Padding and Taping: Often the first step in bunion treatment, padding the bunion and taping the foot can help minimize pain and allow you to continue a normal, active life.
    • Medication: Anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections can be prescribed to ease acute pain and inflammation caused by joint deformities.
    • Physical Therapy: Special exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis.
    • Orthotics: Custom-made shoe inserts prescribed by our foot doctors to help position the foot correctly as they relieve pressure on the bunion.
  • Surgical Treatments:
    • Bunionectomy: This involves removing swollen tissue, straightening the big toe by removing part of the bone, and realigning the long bone between the back part of your foot and your big toe.
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Techniques that involve smaller incisions and less disruption of the tissue around the foot.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expert Care: Our podiatrists are specialists in foot conditions and bring years of experience to each case.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We evaluate your specific situation to provide tailored solutions.
  • Advanced Technologies: Utilizing the latest in medical technology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to post-treatment care, we are with you at every step.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re experiencing bunion pain, don’t wait for your symptoms to worsen. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best  podiatrist,  Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you walk more comfortably and live a pain-free life.


Frequently Asked Questions about Bunions

Q1: What causes bunions?

A1: Bunions are most commonly caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot, which only becomes evident during adulthood. Factors such as improperly fitting footwear, foot injuries, and certain types of arthritis can enhance the risk or severity of bunions.

Q2: Are there any non-surgical ways to treat bunions?

A2: Yes, there are several non-surgical treatments that can alleviate the pain and slow the progression of bunions. These include proper footwear, orthotics, padding and taping, medications for pain and inflammation, and physical therapy. These measures are particularly effective in the early stages of bunion formation.

Q3: How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

A3: Surgery may be considered if non-surgical treatments fail to relieve bunion pain and if the bunion is interfering with daily activities. Our podiatrists can help determine if surgery is appropriate based on your pain, foot shape, and lifestyle.

Q4: What can I expect during bunion surgery?

A4: Bunion surgery typically involves correcting the misaligned bones in your foot. There are several surgical techniques, and the choice depends on the severity and nature of the bunion. Most bunion surgeries are outpatient procedures, and the recovery period varies depending on the surgical approach and a patient’s overall health.

Q5: What is the recovery time for bunion surgery?

A5: Recovery can vary widely but generally, patients can walk on their feet immediately or within a few days after surgery, using surgical shoes. Full recovery and maximum benefits may take several months. Physical therapy might be recommended during the recovery phase to enhance the healing process.

Q6: Can bunions come back after treatment?

A6: Although surgery has a high rate of success, bunions can recur. To minimize the chance of recurrence, it’s important to follow post-operative instructions and use proper footwear or custom orthotics as recommended by your podiatrist.

Q7: How can I prevent bunions?

A7: While you may not be able to completely prevent bunions due to genetic factors, you can reduce the risk by wearing well-fitted, comfortable shoes with a wide toe box. Avoid shoes with high heels and narrow toe areas. Also, maintain a normal weight, and engage in foot exercises to strengthen the foot.

Q8: Do bunions affect children?

A8: Yes, children can develop bunions, often referred to as juvenile bunions. These tend to be hereditary and can be treated conservatively with good footwear and orthotics. Early intervention is crucial to prevent worsening over time.

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