Unfortunately, bunions can have a big impact on your quality of life. If you suffer from bunions, you may find yourself in constant pain. You might even skip activities you enjoy, such as long walks in the park or along the beach. Simply getting around your home could become very painful. Visit Dr. Randy Semma, Dr. Michele Bertelle-Semma, or Dr. Stacey Stefansky from Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care, with locations in metro Detroit and Saginaw, serving Livonia, Commerce Township, and Royal Oak MI can provide effective bunion treatment.
Bunion Treatment Explained
So how can bunions be treated? When it comes to managing the pain caused by bunions, simple over-the-counter pain pills often aren’t enough. While medications may dull the pain, you could still struggle to walk or otherwise use your feet. Often, changing shoes can help. We can help you determine which shoes might cause problems and which may provide relief. Simply wearing shoes that offer more room may provide pain relief.
If roomy shoes aren’t proving effective, then the right padding or shoe inserts may relieve pain. Once your feet are properly supported, this could reduce the pain caused by bunions. Removing foot corns and calluses may also provide some pain relief. By working with Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care, which serves Livonia, Commerce Township, and Royal Oak MI, and other areas nearby, you can enjoy effective bunion treatment.
If you’re in a lot of pain right now, an ice pack could provide temporary relief. If swelling has occurred, your ice pack could further reduce swelling, which may also relieve pain both today and in the future. Wearing splints at night may also reduce pain both while you’re sleeping and come morning. Over time, splints may also encourage proper joint and bone alignment, which could reduce pain permanently.
If orthotic devices and other forms of treatment are proving ineffective, it may be time to consider surgery. Bunion surgery, which is often called bunionectomy can be performed. The bunion itself may be removed and your toe may be realigned. The exact surgery needed would depend specifically on your case. A podiatrist can work with you, using x-rays and other diagnostic tools, to develop a surgical plan that may provide permanent relief.
In summary, bunion treatment includes:
- New shoes and padded inserts
- OTC pain pills and medications
- Surgery to remove affected tissue and realign the toe
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Randy Semma, Dr. Michele Bertelle-Semma, or Dr. Stacey Stefansky from Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care. You'll find locations in metro Detroit and Saginaw, serving Livonia, Commerce Township, and Royal Oak MI. A medical expert can examine your bunion and prescribe treatment.
Call us at:
Livonia: (734) 261-3400
Royal Oak: (248) 549-3338
Saginaw: (989) 475-5234
House Calls: (248) 956-0177