Bunions are one of the most common problems Americans face today, it can also be one of the most painful. Bunions are bumps that form at the base of the big toe joint and can continue to grow if bunion treatment is avoided.
There are precautionary measures you can take to prevent bunions and slow down the progression. The earlier you begin to take care of your feet the more you can avoid serious treatment. There are some things you can do to slow down the growth of the bunion and reduce your pain.
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Use bunion pads when wearing shoes
- Perform foot exercises to stretch your feet.
- Ice your feet several times a day to reduce swelling.
If the bunions are unresponsive to nonsurgical methods and the pain is starting to interfere with your daily activities, it may be time to start considering bunion surgery. Bunion surgery removes the inflamed tissue around the joint, straightens the toe and realigns the toe at a natural angel.
The type of bunion surgery needed to treat your bunion will be discussed with your foot doctor in Los Angeles. The length of time needed to recover largely depends on the type of procedure and the severity of the bunion. In most cases, patients are able to walk with a walking boot within 24-48 hours. Full recovery can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks.
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