Suffering from bunion pain? Bunions are a common foot condition. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint connecting the big toe. A podiatrist can help you get rid of that bunion once and for all. Dyker Heights podiatrist, Dr. Corinne Kauderer at Dyker Heights Foot and Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY, offers a complete range of podiatric services. Read on to learn about treatment options for bunions.
Padding. Pads placed over the area of the bunion will ease your pain and allow you to continue a normal, active life. Padding may also prevent bunions from getting worse. You can get bunion pads from your podiatrist.
Orthotics. Orthotics can be a valuable treatment for bunions. Orthotics are inserts or footbeds that are inserted into shoes. Dr. Kauderer offers different custom-made orthotics to fit your needs. Orthotics can ease your pain, improve joint function, and prevent the progression of bunions.
Steroid Shots. Steroid shots can alleviate your pain temporarily by reducing inflammation. Steroid injections include a local anesthetic and corticosteroid medication. They're most commonly injected into joints — such as your shoulder, knee, or ankle. You can get a steroid injection at your podiatrist's office.
Surgery. Generally, if your bunion is not painful, you don't need surgery. If nonsurgical treatments do not relieve your pain, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to remove your bunion. The surgery is called a bunionectomy.
Many people unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for many years before seeking treatment. Don't wait- call Dyker Heights podiatrist Dr. Kauderer at Dyker Heights Foot & Dental Wellness in Brooklyn, NY at 718-232-2100 today to schedule an appointment. Our bunion treatments will do you and your feet a world of good.