When you find that you have a bunion that is developing, you may be able to simply treat it so that it can go on without causing any pain or discomfort in your shoes. However, if you do start to develop a great deal of pain in the area, you will need to make an appointment to see the staff at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic to learn more about bunion prevention, treatment and surgery in Everett.
Some of the non-surgical treatments that you may be able to use to relieve the pressure of a bunion will include:
- Changing up your shoes. Wear shoes that are comfortable, roomy and offer a good deal of space for your toes.
- Add padding, via tape or splint. There are different ways that you can pad or splint the area to keep the stress off of the bunion and keep it from becoming painful.
- Wear shoe inserts. There are different padded shoe inserts that will help by distributing the pressure evenly whenever you move your feet. Some of these inserts can be found at an affordable price over the counter, or we can suggest different types that you can try.
- Applying ice. Ice is great for your bunions after you have been up on your feet for a long period of time.
- Medications. Certain medications can help to alleviate pain and swelling, including naproxen, ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
If you are in need of bunion prevention, treatment and surgery in Everett, you can call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for more information.