Most people take their feet for granted and don’t really think about how they suffer through any given day. Feet can be riddled with all types of difficulties both due to damaged caused to the feet as well as genetics. Some of the most difficult foot ailments include bunions. Bunions can be painful, cause deformity in the foot and can get progressively worse. While there is no real cure short of surgery to deal with bunions, there are some actions that University Foot Center and your Columbus, OH, podiatrists, Dr. Steventon Wagner and Dr. Lynette Mehl, can do to relieve symptoms easing the discomfort and pain.
Some of the symptoms that could be experienced relating to bunions might include a bony lump on the side of the foot that is often painful, an inward pointing big toe sometimes overlapping other toes, pain and stiffness throughout and swelling as well as redness at the base of the big toe. Your Columbus podiatrist might suggest wearing a protective pad or cushion that will protect the painful area of the toe. Surgery can help by removing the part of the bunion that is causing the problem, realigning the bones of the toe, tendons and ligaments and putting the nerves back in place is also a vital part of getting your bunions to give you some relief.
The first step in getting relief from your bunions is acting quickly. The longer you wait the worse the problem will become and the more difficult it will be for your podiatrist to help you become free from the discomfort and pain. Don’t wait until the problem worsens because you think it’s just your feet. Call Dr. Wagner and Dr. Mehl, your Columbus, OH, podiatrists at University Foot Center, today at (614) 488-9478 to schedule a consultation and see how we can help you find comfort and relief from your foot pain. You don’t have to live with your bunions discomfort any longer. Find out how to manage the symptoms and get positive results from your podiatry treatment.