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Treatment of Bunions

Published May 7, 2015

The doctors at Progressive Foot Care utilize and provide the latest and most advanced treatment options for bunions.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a viable option to help ease bunion pain. Physical therapy treatments can range from whirlpool, heat and ice therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and stretching to alleviate pain. Physical therapy is often recommend based on the severity of pain and inflammation and usually helps to control discomfort.

Custom Orthotics and Custom Shoes

Custom orthotics and custom shoes are another treatment option offered for bunion pain. Custom orthotics improve the function of an individual's foot and can actually slow the progression of most bunion deformities as well as manage bunion pain. Most bunions are the result of a biomechanical dysfunction and custom orthotics can correct the dysfunction of the foot by offering increased support and better motion control.

Custom made shoes is another treatment choice offered at Progressive Foot Care for bunion pain which can reduce pain and improve foot function without sacrificing style and fashion. The doctors use the latest technology and expert knowledge to fabricate shoes that are fashionable and can address bunion pain. See: www.drd-lucs.com.

Traumeel and Zeel Injection

In addition to cortisone injections, Traumeel and Zeel injections, composed of natural ingredients, can reduce inflammation at the site of the big toe. The solution is an anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, anti-exudative combination formulation of 12 botanical substances and 1 mineral substance. The injections not only reduce inflammation but also decrease symptoms of pain naturally.  

Surgery

Many patients experience relief from non-operative techniques, as mentioned above, however surgery is a viable option for many.  Those who do not experience relief from  nonoperative treatment techniques and are experiencing severe pain need to consider surgical correction.  Surgery typically involves removing the large bump of the first metatarsal and rebalancing  the big toe joint to create better alignment of the toe.

The doctors at Progressive Foot Care are available to evaluate your bunion pain and will work with you to develop the best treatment plan to solve your bunion pain. If you are in any type of foot pain please call and make an appointment.
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