We spend lots of time on our feet each day. When we experience feet pain or other feet problems, we need to take care of them right away. Even minor bumps such as bunions can cause unpleasant symptoms. If you have a bump on your toe, get evaluated so you can get a proper diagnosis and prompt bunion treatment in Brooklyn NY.
A bunion is a localized bump on the base of the big toe that is caused by bone formation. Bunions form when the big toe pushes against the adjacent toe, which forces the joint of the big toe to get bigger and to stick out. While they more commonly affect the base of the big toe, they can also affect the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. Bunions commonly affect women and who wear tight-fitting shoes and high heels. Bunions are a progressive deformity that may or may not cause some or all of the following symptoms: swelling, redness, soreness, intermittent or consistent pain, restrictive movement of the big toe if arthritis affects the toe, corns and/or calluses that can develop where the 1st and 2nd toes overlap. There are many treatment options for bunions which include: rest (staying off your feet), a change of shoes, medications, foot supports or in certain cases, surgery. The type of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the case and other factors. An experienced podiatrist can diagnose and provide patients with appropriate bunion treatment in Brooklyn NY. If you think you might have a bunion, you should schedule an appointment with a professional podiatrist. You should always see a podiatrist if you notice any abnormal or new growths or bumps.
Contact our office today so you can be evaluated by our expert podiatrist, Dr. Howard Dinowitz and receive your bunion treatment in Brooklyn NY. We look forward to assisting you.