Many people come to see us at our foot care practice, Temecula Valley Podiatry, for treatment of bunions. At our podiatry office in Dutch Village California, our expert podiatrist, Dr. Richard B. Haas, will evaluate your bunions situation and let you know which treatment will work best for you.
Many people develop bunions that remain relatively small. The bunions may not cause any foot pain, and so there is really no reason for the person to come in to see our foot doctor for treatment. However, in other patients, bunions can become very large, painful, and unattractive. They can even make it nearly impossible to find shoes which fit properly. If this is the case, you want to visit our podiatry office in Dutch Village California for treatment. If you find that the bunion is enlarging, you do not want to wait until the bunion becomes extremely painful and more difficult to treat. There are many conservative treatments that can be applied early that will hopefully keep your bunion situation from worsening. Some patients also come to see us because they want the bunions removed for purely cosmetic reasons. Although it is commonly believed that bunions can be genetically inherited, this is not the case. What can be inherited however, is a particular foot structure which will make it more likely that bunions will develop. If you stand on your feet for long periods of time, this can also contribute to developing bunions. When a person has bunions, they can be treated conservatively with padding and taping, prescription orthotics, and even cortisone injections. These methods can not only reduce pain, but may also keep the bunion from developing further. However, a bunion will need to be surgically treated in order to be removed; bunions cannot be made to become reduced in size.
For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist at our podiatry office in Dutch Village California, contact us today for an appointment.