Conservative Bunion Treatment Options

On September 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, The Corner Table Houston is hosting the inaugural “Big Easy Benefit for Stuff the Sleigh” fundraiser. For those who are unfamiliar with Stuff the Sleigh, the organization is dedicated to helping children affected by cancer and hematological conditions experience the joy and spirit of Christmas all year long. This particular fundraiser is a great opportunity to make a difference for children in difficult situations, while also dressing up and having a good time with fellow community members.

The prospect of dressing up and wearing high-heeled shoes, though, may be daunting for women who have bunions, but we might—depending on the severity of the condition—be able to help with the use of nonsurgical bunion treatment. We want you to feel confident and comfortable when attending events like the Big Easy Benefit for Stuff the Sleigh, so let’s take a look at some of the possible components we may incorporate in your treatment plan.

Now, a big part of conservative bunion care entails avoiding high-heeled footwear, or at least limiting how much time you spend in them. If you only break out your best pumps or stilettos for rare occasions, like charity benefit events, this might not be that bad. When doing so, though, you should definitely consider models that have a bit more room in the front.

To help with wearing dressy shoes, and as a general part of your bunion treatment, we may recommend the use of pads and taping to keep your toes in a more normal position. Doing so can take away stress from the bunion and provide pain relief.

In addition to padding and taping, you may find that certain medications, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen will help to manage the pain. Be sure to contact our office for appropriate dosage recommendations. Even better, come to our Houston, TX podiatrist office for a cortisone injection.

Ice is another method to relieve inflammation and soreness after a long day on your feet. Also, we might prescribe orthotic devices or recommend over-the-counter arch supports to reduce symptoms and prevent the bunion from worsening. There are even stretches you can do to help minimize discomfort.

For more information on nonsurgical bunion treatment, or to receive the professional care you need, simply contact Houston Foot Specialists by calling (713) 467-8886. You can also take advantage of our online request form to schedule your appointment with us right now.

Categories: Bunions