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Posts for: May, 2020

By NYNJ Foot and Ankle Associates
May 28, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions  

Treatment Options for Bunions

If you suffer from bunions, you may have difficulty finding comfortable shoes or even walking. Treatment for this condition will depend on how severe the bunions are. The first thing to do is to talk to a podiatrist about your options. Dr. Barry Finkelstein is a podiatrist at the NYNJ Foot and Ankle Center, located in Bronx, NY. He is happy to discuss any problems you are having with your feet, and how to treat your bunions.

Conservative Treatment for Bunions

Dr. Finkelstein offers Bronx residents non-surgical treatments that may help to relieve the pain of bunions. These include:

  • Replace your shoes: You should wear shoes that have a roomy toe box and don’t compress your feet.
  • Use bunion padding: You may find that over-the-counter cushioning pads can alleviate pressure on your bunions.
  • Take pain relievers: Often, over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help to control bunion pain.
  • Try shoe inserts: Padded show inserts may help to distribute the pressure more evenly as you walk or move your feet.

Surgical Treatment for Bunions

If you have tried the more conservative treatment methods without having any relief, you may need surgery. There are several surgical options for bunions, which one your podiatrist recommends will depend upon the severity and symptoms of your condition. They may include:

  • Removal of the inflamed tissue surrounding the big toe joint
  • Removal of part of the big toe joint to straighten the toe
  • Realignment of bone in the forefoot
  • Fusion of the affected joint bones

If you have surgery from bunions, you will be able to walk on your foot immediately after the procedure, but full recovery can take up to several months.

If you are suffering from foot discomfort from bunions, and you live in the Bronx, call Dr. Finkelstein today on (718) 881-7990 to schedule an appointment.




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