Your Bunion Treatment Options
By Arthur Kaplan, D.P.M.
May 09, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunion Treatment  

Don’t let bunion pain and discomfort affect your daily life.bunions

Many people deal with bunions and don’t even know it. If you have a bunion and it isn’t giving you issues then you won’t need to treat the issue; however, if you find that your bunion is giving you grief, our Port Washington, NY, podiatrist, Dr. Arthur Kaplan, knows some helpful tips for how to keep bunion pain and swelling at bay.

While the only way to cure a bunion is through surgery, surgery is only necessary under extreme circumstances where bunion pain is so debilitating that it affects your day-to-day life.

Choose Appropriate Footwear

The shoes you wear can certainly be a major influence on the health of your feet. Unfortunately, people often ignore this advice because they want to sport those cute new shoes; however, if you have bunions and you want to prevent the issue from getting worse than you need to forgo high heels (any heels above 2 inches are a no-no). You’ll also want to avoid shoes that offer a pointy toe, put pressure on your bunion or bunch up your toes (if your toes can’t wiggle freely within your shoes then they are too tight).

Consider Custom Orthotics

Sometimes even with the best shoes you still need a little extra support and stabilization. This is where orthotics come in. Yes, you can find shoe inserts at your drugstore; however, these one-size-fits-most inserts aren’t designed to fit your foot’s unique structure or cater to your specific needs. Sometimes these commercial shoe inserts can actually do more harm than good.

However, our Port Washington foot doctor can create custom-made shoe inserts, which can take pressure off the bunion and provide ample support to give your feet the cushioning they need when you are on the go.

Here at NY Sports Podiatry in Port Washington, NY, we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy each and every day without foot problems. If you are having trouble getting your bunion symptoms under control or want to find out if bunion surgery is the best option for you then call our office today for a consultation.

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