Managing your bunion pain doesn’t have to be difficult. We can help!
Whether you’ve just found out you have a bunion or you’ve had one for a while, it’s important that you know exactly how to care for your feet to prevent the problem from getting worse. Luckily, caring for your bunion doesn’t have to be difficult. Our Manchester, CT, podiatrist Dr. Donna Boccelli is here to tell you many ways to get your bunion symptoms under control.
Bunions come about gradually, so they start out small and don’t often cause the sufferer too many problems. Of course, if you aren’t careful you may find yourself dealing with bunion issues later on. Anything that puts pressure on the deformed joint can cause swelling and inflammation. This is why it’s important to always wear shoes that are appropriate for your activity level, that offer arch support and cushioning, and that don’t put pressure on the bunion. If shoes are pointed, too narrow or have high heels then this could spell trouble for your bunion (and the health of your feet).
While choosing the proper footwear is crucial to maintaining healthy, happy feet it isn’t the only thing you can do. Even with the best of intentions you may still find your bunions aching or throbbing. If you have enough room in your shoes then you may want to apply a non-medicated protective padding over the bunion to prevent the shoes from causing friction and pressure in the area; however, talk to us before using these pads as those with diabetic nerve damage or circulation issues may want to avoid using these pads altogether.
Of course, if the bunion pain is severe or doesn’t seem to respond to these conservative options then it’s time to talk to us about other treatment options. In some cases, surgery may be the best way to repair the deformity and to improve your symptoms.
If you are living in Manchester, CT, and currently dealing with pain from bunions and discomfort that is affecting your daily life then it’s high time you turned to the team at Podiatry Center of Eastern Connecticut to help you finally get the relief you deserve.