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Our doctors and staff in Eagle Mountain are experts in the podiatry field. We are up to date on all modern techniques and procedures, and we are committed to continuing education to stay up to date for our patients.
With 3 friendly doctors and 2 locations, we can get you the bunion relief you need to go back to living your life. We are proud to offer unique, individualized care for all of our patients.
Bunion Relief Specialists
A bunion is a bony bump that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions occur when the tip of your big toe moves toward your second toe, forcing the joint at the base of your big toe to jut out. This causes the bones to come out of alignment, often resulting in excruciating pain.
Wearing narrow, tight shoes can cause or worsen bunions. Bunions can also form as a result of medical conditions, such as arthritis, foot deformities, or the shape of your foot.
How Can I Shrink My Bunions Naturally?
You cannot shrink bunions naturally. All-natural bunion treatments are meant to slow the development of bunions and temporarily ease bunion pain. The only way to get rid of bunions is through bunion surgery; however, you can temporarily ease bunion pain naturally by:
- Avoid wearing high heels because they tip the weight of your body forward, forcing your toes into the front of your shoe.
- Relieve the pressure off your feet and toes by ensuring that you wear the right type of shoe. Your shoes should have wide, flexible soles that support your feet and have enough room in the toe box to accommodate the bunion.
- Avoid narrow footwear and ensure that you support your arch.
Narrow slippers or sandals can push your big toe inward, causing friction in the bunion area. As such, wear proper shoes (such as sandals) with arch support as they can reduce pressure on the bunion.
- Use toe separators. A separator between your first and second toe prevents them from misaligning. Toe spacers reduce pressure between the toes, help bring a deviated big toe back to its normal position, strengthen your big toe joint, and provide immediate pain relief in some patients.
- Wear padded shoe inserts as they can evenly distribute the pressure when you walk. Shoe inserts can also prevent your bunions from getting worse.
6. Ice the bunion at night for at least ten minutes. This can reduce the swelling that occurs when you put constant pressure on your bunion or when you have been on your feet all day. It can also reduce pain and inflammation.
7. Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as naproxen, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen, or wear over-the-counter arch supports in your shoes.
If you have tried self-care strategies but your symptoms are not improving, you should see a doctor. Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute has podiatry experts that will explain how to treat bunions with medical interventions and offer you a variety of treatments, including bunion surgery, to correct the joint deformity.
Do Bunion Correctors Really Work?
Bunion correctors do not really work because they do not correct bunions. They can temporarily alleviate bunion pain and make the big toe appear straighter; however, they do not address the underlying issue within the foot that causes bunions.
In some cases, patients might need surgical intervention, but at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute, we initially adopt a conservatory approach to avoid unnecessary surgery. If bunion surgery is the only treatment option that will help you achieve optimal foot health, our doctors, who have considerable experience in surgically correcting foot problems, will get you started on a journey toward complete bunion relief.
Can Bunions Go Away?
If you start to develop a bunion, start using at-home treatments immediately. You cannot get rid of a bunion without surgery; however, you can minimize the symptoms and prevent them from worsening by:
- Putting on properly fitting shoes that have enough room around your toes and blend with the shape of your feet.
- Using a pain relief gel over the bunion can facilitate bunion relief. An effective topical gel can reduce inflammation and short-term pain; however, it only provides temporary relief and you may become tired of constantly applying gel over the painful area. You can buy a pain relief gel from a drug or convenience store near you. Until you are ready for surgery, this is a great remedy for easing bunion pain.
- If you must put on shoes with some height, ensure that the heel is blocky and that the heel is less than 2 inches.
If your bunion pain is not responding to self-care strategies, you need to seek medical advice. At some point, you may have to undergo bunion surgery to achieve permanent bunion relief and we are ready to develop a treatment plan for you that will do just that. We know that painful bunions interfere with activities such as walking, exercising, running; therefore, we are here to correct mild to severe bunions and get your foot functioning as it should.
How Do You Treat an Inflamed Bunion?
You can treat an inflamed bunion by soaking your foot in warm water, using cold therapy, or using anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Cortisone injections can also reduce inflammation and pain once they are injected into your joints.
We Are Ready to Help
If you have been experiencing ongoing foot pain, it is time for that pain to come to an end. Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute can help you achieve full bunion pain relief by preventing your big toe from leaning toward your other toes instead of being straight. We will assign a podiatrist to your case that will provide you with the best solutions for your foot pain and help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Feel free to contact us in case you have any questions. We are ready to help you in any way we can.
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Our experts will help you treat your bunion pain
Not sure if you have a bunion? Want to know if surgery is your only option? You can schedule an appointment to meet with our doctors and get the support and answers you need. We're here to help you determine the right bunion treatment options for your lifestyle.
We can help you diagnose your bunion, and may even help you with some at-home treatments for your bunion pain. We want to get you the pain relief you need!
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A bunion doesn't have to mean surgery
Although at times surgery may be the best course of action, there are alternative treatments like physical therapy that may be valid options for treating your bunion pain.
So what are you waiting for? Call us today and let us begin this journey towards healing and pain relief.