What Can I Do About My Bunions?

A bunion is a permanent joint deformity of the big toe caused by arthritis, injuries, or pronation issues involving the natural movement of your foot. If you have any of these conditions, your big toe may become misaligned over time and turn inward toward your other toes. This causes the joint to enlarge, and it can become very painful, leading to problems wearing shoes or walking.

Since bunions can become debilitating, it’s essential to take care of them properly. There are things you can do at home that will help, but these are only temporary fixes. Board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon Kerry E. Berg, DPM, at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers innovative solutions for your bunions.

Treatment for your bunions depends on the severity of your condition. Dr. Berg may recommend splinting or taping your toe, custom-designed orthotics to go inside your shoes, or something as simple as wearing comfortable shoes that have more room in the toe box. She can also teach you exercises to stretch out your toes and foot.

Other things you can do for your bunions

Dr. Berg has several other suggestions for dealing with your bunions:

What if conservative measures aren’t enough?

If your pain is getting worse no matter what you do, it may be time to think about surgery. Dr. Berg discusses your options and lets you know which surgical procedure is best for your bunions.

For example, she may need to realign your big toe or remove swollen tissue from around the joint. Since she’s a podiatrist and a foot surgeon, you don’t have to go to another doctor for a surgical consultation. You get the best care by a doctor who already knows you and your medical history.

Stop letting bunions ruin your quality of life. Call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Berg or use our convenient online booking tool today.

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