How to Get Rid of Bunions
When it comes to dealing with your bunions, most people can get away with simple at-home measures such as wider shoes to make sure that the problem doesn’t get worse. Of course, if your bunions are causing you pain or difficulty while wearing closed shoes then it’s time to visit our Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago, IL, podiatrists. Find out more about the most common bunion treatments and when to consider surgery. Check our website and view the bunion video.
Since a bunion is a bony deformity caused by a misalignment in your foot, there is no way to get rid of it without surgical intervention. While it won’t eliminate your bunion, these conservative treatments can certainly prevent it from getting worse:
Shoes can be a serious problem when it comes to how quickly a bunion progresses. Most people don’t wear shoes that provide the support and cushioning your feet need to support the structural irregularities in your feet. Look for shoes that are wide enough to allow for your bunion. Toes should never be scrunched up in your shoes. If you aren’t sure what shoes are right for you, talk to our Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago, IL, foot care specialists.
Some patients can benefit from placing orthotics into their shoes. This isn’t right for everyone but it could potentially reduce pain and discomfort and slow the progression of the bunion deformity. While you might find relief from over-the-counter shoe inserts, if you are already dealing with foot problems like a bunion it’s a good idea to get an expert opinion and find out whether we should provide you with prescription orthotics.
Advanced Foot And Ankle Specialists is proud to provide the very best in foot care to the Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley and Chicago, IL areas. If you are looking for professional bunion treatment, then call us today.