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Various methods to treat and prevent bunions before considering surgery have recently been discussed by the Daily News’s Running Doc. Bunions are identifiable along the inner portion of the big toe’s first joint as large bumps on the bone.

To hinder the growth of bunions, wear looser fitting shoes around the toes or flexible full-length orthotics while running. Avoid wearing high heels often. Use thin foam or silicone toe separators to prevent toes from rubbing together. Anti-inflammatories and corrective devices can be implemented if the aforementioned methods do not work. Only consider bunion surgery if all other measures are unsuccessful.

To prevent exacerbation and extended pain, treatment for bunions should be implemented quickly. To learn more, see podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe, this usually indicates a bunion.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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bunion surgeryNational League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is having a harder time recovering from bunion surgery than expected, and may not be able to attend the rallies for constitutional amendments that she planned for this month. According to an official from the NLD’s information department, confirmation on this will have to wait until she’s had more check-ups.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s surgery was completed without complications and her recovery is going smoothly, but she is too weak to stand up for long. She was unable to go to a rally in Maubin she had planned on being present at, and her family doctor suggested holding off on all public appearances for a while.

Bunions are very painful and can make walking and wearing shoes difficult. If you have bunions and want help dealing with them, consider talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can present you with a range of treatment options and help you decide on the best one.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure.

For more information about Bunions, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to fit your needs.

Read more about Bunions.

Taking a toll: On closer inspection, large blisters were also seen on Brandi's feetBrandi Glanville the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,revealed her foot flaws while wearing her high heels on her way out of a date at the Mr. Chow restaurant. The 40-year-old was seen getting out of a luxury ride, wearing a pair of sky high heels, unveiling her protruding bunions and blisters on each side of her feet. Despite the painful sight of these abrasions, Brandi strutted around in designer footwear with ease. The shoes were of the platform variety featuring large white cuff straps which hugged her ankle.

Bunions themselves are a common problem people face. If you are experiencing toe pain or foot pain that you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC.

Dr. Discont can examine your bunions, diagnose the condition, and provide the appropriate treatment options to you.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth enlargement, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big to become inflamed and often painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

· Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary, particularly among Caucasians
· Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that place undue stress on feet, such as heels and stilettos, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Podiatrists knowledgeable in anatomy and foot structure can be able to diagnose bunions through the following two methods:

· Blood Tests – to help rule out other conditions while finding underlying causes to bunions, especially from disease
· Radiological Exam- X-rays can show whether there are any joint enlargements near the toe’s base, which can indicate a bunion

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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