How your podiatrist in Woodstock, Georgia can help with bunion pain
Bunion pain can be difficult to deal with. That large, painful bump next to your big toe can make it difficult to put on shoes, walk, and stand. The good news is you can get relief from bunion pain! Dr. Bret Hintze at Foot & Ankle Reconstruction of North Georgia wants to help. He has two convenient office locations in Woodstock, and Jasper, Georgia to help take care of your feet.
Did you know that over half of the women in America suffer from bunion pain? It’s true, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Women suffer from bunion pain more commonly than men because women wear narrow shoes that crush their toes. High heels add to the problem by shoving the foot forward, cramping the toes even more. The big toe can get bent, causing the toe joint to rub against the inside of your shoe, resulting in a bunion.
If you have a small bunion, you may be able to get relief by trying a few simple remedies, including:
- Changing to wide shoes with plenty of wiggle room for your toes
- Using padded inserts, cushions, or custom orthotics
- Taping your foot to support the bunion
If you have a larger, more severe bunion, you should visit Dr. Hintze. He will examine your foot and take x-rays to determine how much bone is involved in the bunion, and determine the best treatment solution for you. Common treatments he may suggest include:
- Custom orthotics or fitted footwear
- Night splints to help realign the toe joint
- Removing corns and calluses to reduce friction
- Cortisone injections around the bunion to reduce swelling and pain
Dr. Hintze may also recommend bunion surgery to remove the bunion and realign your foot. For more detailed information about bunion surgery, please visit the Bunion Surgery section on the website at http://www.footandanklereconstructionga.com/bunion-surgery.html
If you are dealing with bunion pain, it’s time to get some relief. To find out more about relieving bunion pain and other foot care topics, call Dr. Bret Hintze at Foot & Ankle Reconstruction of North Georgia, with offices in Woodstock, and Jasper, Georgia. Call today and save your feet!