Treating Your Bunions
Discover some of the best ways to keep your bunion symptoms under control.
You might be surprised to find that many people deal with bunions, a foot deformity that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. While some people can go about their lives without experiencing any pain or discomfort from their bunion, there are others that have to deal with daily pain. Our Carmel, Greenwood, and Indianapolis, IN, podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Agricola, is here to tell you the many ways in which you can alleviate and even prevent bunion problems from affecting you.
Your Shoes Matter
It should go without saying that what you put on your feet can affect the health of your feet. If you wear high heels, shoes with pointed toes, or shoes that put pressure on your toes or bunch them up then you better believe that these shoes are the cause of your bunion pain. You need to opt for shoes with either a low heel or no heel at all. Look for shoes that fit properly, offer an ideal width and don’t bunch up your toes or put pressure on the bunion.
If you’re overweight then the excess weight can put a lot of pressure on the joints and bones in your body, particularly in your legs and feet. This can certainly exacerbate your bunion or other foot problems you might have. It’s important that you try to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to shed the pounds, which will greatly improve the health of your feet and reduce your bunion symptoms.
See a Podiatrist
It’s important to know when to throw in the towel and turn to a foot specialist for medical care. While some people can easily manage their bunion symptoms at home, sometimes you need a little extra attention and care to reduce your bunion pain. This is where we come in. If you find that symptoms haven’t improved after a few weeks of at-home care, if your bunion is getting worse or if it is interfering with your daily activities then it’s time to visit us.
Prestige Podiatry offers offices in Carmel, Greenwood, and Indianapolis, IN, to serve you better. If you are dealing with bunion symptoms that you can’t seem to get under control don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call.