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When To Visit A Foot Doctor For Bunion Pain

How bunion surgery from your podiatrist in Indianapolis, IN, can get rid of bunion pain for good

If you are living with a bunion, you already know how painful it can be. Standing or walking can be painful, and even putting on shoes can seem impossible. The good news is, bunion surgery can get rid of your bunion for good. Your podiatrist is ready to help.

Dr. Yong Chae at Active Podiatry provides a full range of ankle and foot care services, including bunion treatment and bunion surgery. He has two convenient office locations in Indianapolis, and Crawfordsville, IN, to help you.

Bunions can be caused by a genetic bone deformity, arthritis, foot stress, or a foot injury. You may be more prone to bunion formation if you wear narrow, pointed-toe shoes. The lack of toe room crushes your toes together, forcing the big toe joint outward. The constant rubbing against the inside of your shoe can cause a bunion to form.

A bunion looks like a hard, bony bump on the side of your big toe. It can cause redness, swelling, and pain around your toe joint. Eventually, you might experience a loss of flexibility and mobility in your big toe.

If you have minor bunion pain, you may get relief if you:

  • Place ice on your bunion to reduce swelling
  • Tape your foot to support the bunion
  • Wear inserts or pads in your shoes to cushion the bunion
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication

If you have moderate bunion pain, it’s best to visit your podiatrist. Common professional bunion treatments include:

  • Corn and callus removal
  • Custom-made orthotics or footwear
  • Physical therapy exercises

If you have severe bunion pain, your podiatrist may recommend bunion surgery to remove the bunion. Bunion surgery can also realign your toe and your foot, eliminating pain and getting you on your feet again.

To learn more about bunion treatment and bunion surgery, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Yong Chae at Active Podiatry. You can reach him in Indianapolis, IN, at (317) 245-6223, or in the Crawfordsville, IN, office at (765) 362-7200, so call today!

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