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Treating Your Bunion Pain

How your podiatrist in Chandler, AZ, can help with bunions

Are you wondering what that large bony bump is next to your big toe? Chances are that it’s a bunion. Fortunately, your podiatrist offers several effective ways to treat this issue. Read on to learn how Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care in Chandler, AZ, can help with bunion pain and get you back on your feet.

Have bunions? We can help

You may be at greater risk of developing a bunion if you have a bone deformity in your foot and you wear shoes that crush your toes. Your big toe bends, forcing the toe joint to rub against the inside of your shoe, causing a bunion. High heels only add to the problem by pushing your toes forward.

If you have a small bunion, you can try a few simple tips at home to relieve bunion pain, including:

  • Changing to wider, more supportive shoes
  • Icing the bunion for 15 minutes several times each day
  • Placing inserts or padding inside your shoes
  • Taping the bunion to add support and cushioning
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication

For larger, more painful bunions, you should seek out the help of your podiatrist. Dr. Discont offers several treatments for bunions, including:

  • Removing calluses and corns to reduce friction
  • Exercises and physical therapy to maintain mobility
  • Custom-made orthotics and night splints to stabilize and align your foot
  • Surgical treatment to remove the bunion, known as a bunionectomy

Need relief? Give us a call

You don’t have to suffer from bunion pain, and you can be on your way to relief with just a simple phone call. To learn more about treating your bunion pain, call Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care in Chandler, AZ, at (480) 732-0033. Call today!