How your podiatrists in Chimney Rock, Memorial City, Katy, Willowbrook, and Woodlands, TX can help you get relief from bunion pain
Do you have a large bony bump right next to your big toe? If you do, then you have a bunion. Bunions are a common problem caused by a bone deformity in your foot. They are more common in women, because many women wear narrow, pointed-toe shoes, or high heels, which can all make bunions worse.
Fortunately, your podiatrist can help you get relief from bunions. The podiatrists at Podiatry Associates of Houston provide a wide range of foot and ankle services, including bunion treatment. They have several convenient office locations in Chimney Rock, Memorial City, Katy, Willowbrook, and Woodlands, TX, to help you and your feet.
A bunion is a hard, bony bump right next to your big toe. Bunions can be painful, especially when the bunion rubs on the inside of your shoe.
You can do a lot to prevent bunions by wearing shoes with plenty of toe room, so your toes don’t get crushed together. Also avoiding high heels can help because high heels push your toes forward.
If you do get a small bunion, you can try a few home remedies to get relief. You can:
- Apply ice to the bunion several times each day
- Put tape around the bunion to give it support
- Wear pads or inserts inside your shoes to cushion the bunion
Larger, painful bunions should be treated by a professional, your podiatrist. Common professional treatments for bunions include:
- Removing corns and calluses to prevent friction
- Custom-fit orthotics or footwear to cushion the bunion
- Stretching and physical therapy to retain flexibility in your feet
- Night splints to help realign your foot and toe
- Surgical removal of the bunion, known as a bunionectomy
You don’t have to let a bunion take over your life. Relief is just a phone call away.
To learn more about prevention and treatment of bunions, call the podiatrists at Podiatry Associates of Houston. You can reach them in any of their convenient office locations in:
Chimney Rock, TX, at (713) 666-0287
Memorial City, TX, at (713) 467-1299
Katy,TX, at (281) 579-0186
Willowbrook, TX, at (832) 912-7792
or Woodlands, TX, at (281) 849-9891