Bunions are those pesky bumps on the side of the big toe that form when the joint is pushed out of alignment. They can be uncomfortable, painful, and difficult to fit into shoes. While it’s not always necessary to remove a bunion through the use of surgery, it is good to know the option is there.
Bunion treatment usually starts out with a change in footwear. When your toes have more room to wiggle around they are usually more comfortable than when they are crammed together. You can also wear splints at night, do stretches for your feet and calves, wear protective padding on the bump, or apply ice packs. However, if these or other treatments are not helping, and you are unable to go about your daily activities without excruciating pain, then you may wish to consider surgery.
For more information about bunion surgery schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitchell Wachtel by calling (978) 794-8406. We have three conveniently located Massachusetts offices for all of your podiatry needs.