By Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates LLC
October 28, 2016
Category: Podiatric Issues
Tags: bunions  

A bunion is a bony prominence that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. Painful bunions can interfere with walking and bunionsexercising. Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates LLC offers a range of specialized treatments for bunions. Dr. Howard Abramsohn is a world-class podiatrist in Moorestown, NJ. Read on to learn about treatment options for bunions.

Suitable Footwear - It is recommended that you wear low-heeled or flat, wide-fitting shoes if you have a bunion. High heels can make your bunion worse by putting excessive pressure on your toes. Footwear made from soft leather is ideal because it will relieve pressure on the bunion.

Taping and Padding - Your podiatrist can help you pad and tape your foot in a normal position. This can reduce stress on your bunion and alleviate your pain. Padding and taping also prevent bunions from getting worse.

Medication - To treat your bunions, your Moorestown podiatrist may recommend a prescription medication or over-the-counter pain medicine such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen. Your doctor may also recommend a medicine to relieve inflammation and swelling.

Custom Orthotics - Orthotics can be helpful in treating bunions. You can get custom-made supports, arch supports, and bunion pads from your podiatrist. They can help take pressure off your toes and ease your pain.

Surgery - Surgery may be recommended for your bunion, but only if your symptoms are severe enough to warrant such intervention. Bunion surgery, called a bunionectomy, is performed in a surgery center or hospital under general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

Say goodbye to that painful bunion. Call Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates LLC in Moorestown, NJ at (856) 234-5180 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abramsohn. We will help you get rid of that bunion once and for all.