Other Bunions Related Issues
The truth is that nobody likes to have bunions that they need to deal with. These are growths that form whenever the tissue or bone at the joint that rests at the bottom of your big toe will move out of place. If you are dealing with bunions, you can look to Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic to give you information on bunion prevention, treatment, and surgery in Bothell.
Many people tend to find that a bunion issue is something that runs in their family. However, bunions can also be due to how we walk or the types of shoes that we are putting on our feet. For example, women who wear heels will develop bunions a lot more often than men do.
Common Causes of Bunions
You may have a singular cause for the bunions you are developing, or it could be a perfect storm of multiple causes. Some of the most common reasons bunions develop include:
- Tight or ill-fitting shoes (high heels)
- Injuries and inflammatory conditions
- Loose tendons or joints
- Flat feet
- Low arches
- Strenuous activity
- Weakened foot muscles
When you come to see us at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic, we may suggest one or more of the following:
- Changing footwear
- Bunion padding or cushions
- Shoe inserts
- Applying ice
- Surgical intervention
Any bunion is going to be permanent unless you are able to have it corrected surgically. Until that time, you can treat the area by way of comfortable padding and special devices that can be worn to keep the area from wearing on the inside of your shoes.
When the bunion that you have is starting to cause pain, the podiatrist may suggest that you have surgery to correct it. The overall goal with surgery is to try to return the toe to its original position. During the procedure, your surgeon will work to put all of the bones, tendons, ligament, and your nerves back into the right order and remove the bump.
While you may not always prevent bunion development, there are also several things you can do to keep them from getting worse.
- Ensure your shoes are the right fit and size
- Avoid wearing high heels daily or altogether
- Rest your feet as often as possible
- Strengthen your feet by doing exercises and bunion stretches
- Always monitor your feet for any changes
If you are in need of bunion prevention, treatment and surgery in Bothell, you can call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425) 482-6663 for more information. Our goal is to always make it so that you will be able to get back on your feet again and feel like yourself.