Life’s too short to put up with pain.
Often, bunions are treated through nonsurgical treatment methods, which focus on reducing the pain and halting the bunion’s progression. Depending on your particular injury and symptoms, your doctor may recommend the following:
- Proper Footwear. Make sure the shoes that you wear have a roomy toe box and a low heel so that the toes are not crowded.
- Manage the Pain. Your doctor may prescribe or recommend the use of anti-inflammatory medications that will help to reduce inflammation, as well as the pain associated with your bunion. Sometimes a corticosteroid injection at the base of the big toe helps to further reduce inflammation.
- Get the Right Support. Custom-molded orthotic devices provide support, and may have the added benefit of helping to reposition the misaligned joint.
For a more permanent solution that’s intended to eradicate the presence of the condition and restore your mobility, the physicians at Kayal Orthopaedic Center will perform bunion surgery to remove the unwanted bony growth and re-align the big toe. Your surgeon will customize the procedure based on your needs and anatomy.