What Can Be Done About a Bunion?
A bunion can cause many uncomfortable symptoms. These can include:
- Formation of calluses or corns
- Stiffness and decreased range of motion in the big toe
When treating a bunion, our primary goals are to manage these symptoms and keep the bunion from becoming worse. If we can do that with conservative measures, we will!
Non-surgical treatments that can be effective for bunion management include changes in footwear, stretching exercises to strengthen the tendons and muscles surrounding the big toe, custom orthotics to take excess pressure off the MTJ joint, and padding to reduce friction and avoid skin irritation.
If these measures aren’t effective in providing the relief you need, surgery may then be considered as an option. It is almost never the first choice when conservative methods remain a possibility.
There are more than 100 surgical bunion procedures, each with the objective of relieving pain and/or restoring alignment to the joint. Different procedures involve shaving away the bump, cutting into the bone to realign it, or affixing plates and screws to hold the joint in place.
If surgery becomes a consideration, we will be sure to fully explain all the ins, outs, pros, and cons of the procedures that are most likely to benefit your particular situation and relieve your pain. We want to ensure you have full knowledge and confidence before moving forward.
Bunion Treatment in Oklahoma City and Enid
Regardless of how long you have had a bunion or how severe it may be, the worst thing you can do for it is take no action at all. There is always something that can be done to help find relief or correction, and our doctors will help set you on the right path!
Schedule an appointment with us by calling (580) 237-3338 for our Enid office.
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524 North Van Buren Street
Enid, OK 73703