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Bunion Treatment Tips

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Bunion Treatment | Comments Off on Bunion Treatment Tips

A bunion is a bony bump that grows on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe and forces the joint of your big toe to enlarge and stick out. Treatment options vary according to the type and severity of the bunion and a surgical procedure is the most invasive method. Below are some helpful bunion treatment tips. Surgery: This operation is also known as a bunionectomy. A doctor performs the procedure in a hospital or surgery center under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon can realign the bone behind your big toe by cutting the ligaments at the joint. Bunion Pads and Orthotics: You can buy bunion pads at a pharmacy or grocery store. They cushion and protect your bunion. Another option is...

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Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Bunion Treatment, Geriatric Foot Care | Comments Off on Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Do you suffer from poor circulation in your feet? If so, and you happen to be over the age of 50, chances are you’re in good company. Why? It is a condition that commonly affects our country’s senior members, especially those that live rather sedentary lifestyles. It may lead to edema, undesirable skin changes, prolonged infections, painful cramps and a thickening of the toenails. On an upbeat note, receiving podiatric care geared towards elderly people may help resolve at least some of those complaints. Podiatrists typically attack circulatory problems using a variety of modalities. For example, they may suggest that seniors start using topical creams that contain a mixture of L-Arginine and nitric oxide (e.g. HealthiFeet). They are widely recognized as two agents that help improve blood vessel health and overall circulation. This is often especially the case when...

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Bunion Treatment Options

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Bunion Treatment | Comments Off on Bunion Treatment Options

Bunions are deformities of the MTP (metatarsophalangeal) joint, which lies at the base of your big toe. This condition can severely affect your foot from functioning properly, as well as cause discomfort and damage your other toes. If you have a bunion, you need to get a professional diagnosis and receive treatment from a Vernal podiatrist. Diagnosing Bunions It can be obvious that you have a bunion from the pain and the odd shape of your big toe. However, you still should get a professional diagnosis. X-Rays—In most cases, a podiatrist will x-ray your foot to evaluate the severity of the condition. Blood Tests—These are done to determine if a particular form of arthritis is the cause of the pain. Nonsurgical Treatments Fortunately, most bunions can be treated at home, without needing surgery. The goal of any bunion treatment...

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Conservative Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Bunion Treatment | Comments Off on Conservative Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment

Bunion treatment is often comprised of both surgical and non-surgical treatments. A bunion is a painful deformity of the joint located at the base of the great toe. Although ill-fitting shoes can trigger the development of a bunion, they are not the cause, according to Harvard Health Publications. It is important that bunions get treated because they can eventually cause damage to your other toes. If your bunion pain interferes with your activities of daily living, talk to your Vernal podiatrist about these conservative treatment options. Shoe Inserts Shoe inserts are designed to help evenly distribute the weight of your foot. This relieves pressure and pain, while helping to prevent further damage to the joint. Shoe inserts can be purchased at most podiatry offices and pharmacies, but they are not effective for everyone. If non-prescription shoe inserts fail to...

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Celebrities Suffer Foot Problems Too

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Bunion Treatment, General Foot Care | Comments Off on Celebrities Suffer Foot Problems Too

Victoria Beckham. Michelle Yeoh. Sarah Jessica Parker. What do these ladies have in common? Less than perfect feet. Each of these ladies suffers from bunions. You may have heard of bunions and associated them with old age. That isn’t the case however. Bunions are very often caused by ill fitting shoes and high heels. So what is a bunion? A bunion is a bump that forms at the base of the big toe (though sometimes they are also found on the outside of the foot at the little toe). The bone and tissue is forced out of place at the joint and the toe then bends inwards towards the other toes. It comes about from years of pressure at the joint, exactly what years of fitting a foot into a high heel with pointed toes does. What are the...

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A Look At 4 Modern Day Bunion Treatments

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Bunion Treatment | Comments Off on A Look At 4 Modern Day Bunion Treatments

Bunions are one of the many things that can go wrong with our feet. They are most often caused by a handful of things. Among them are arthritis and wearing ill-fitting shoes. The good news is that our Vernal podiatrists offer patients access to bunion treatments that may provide relief. With that said, here is a rundown on four common bunion treatments: Bunion Treatment #1: Shoe Inserts/Orthotics Custom shoe inserts and orthotic devices are just two bunion treatments that a podiatrist may recommend. In the majority of those instances, the patient attends a scheduled fitting first. Once all of the necessary measurements are taken, the inserts or orthotics are created to those exact specifications. Afterward, the patient returns to the podiatrist’s office for a final fitting. If no further adjustments are needed, the patient is able to leave the...

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