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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Non-Surgical Treatment of Bunions | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Non-Surgical Treatment of Bunions
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Non-Surgical Treatment of Bunions | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we often find that patients with bunions wait far too long before coming to us for evaluation and treatment. Many times this is because they fear surgery. The irony of this is that the longer you wait to take care of a bunion the more likely that surgery will be your only option.

Bunions are caused by faulty foot mechanics that cause weight to be unevenly distributed over the tendons and joint of the foot. Over time, this uneven pressure causes the joint at the base of the big toe to be unstable and start to move out of place. As it drifts toward the second toe, the telltale bump on the side of the toe begins to be visible. Bunions are progressive. If you believe you have a bunion beginning to form, the first step is to contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment so that one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo  or Dr. Rajan Patel can examine your foot and determine how severe the bunion is. There are several conservative treatment options available, even if your bunion has progressed to the point where it is causing you pain and discomfort. These include:

  • Changing shoes—your choices in footwear can go a long way toward helping slow the progression of a bunion. Shoes should be made of soft, pliable materials and have plenty of space in the toe box to avoid putting pressure on the affected joint. Shoes with narrow, pointy tips that squeeze the toes together should be completely avoided, as should shoes with high heels that force the toes forward.
  • Custom orthotics—since the underlying cause of bunions is a biomechanical defect, the podiatrist may recommend an orthotic to use in your shoe that will help properly position your foot and change the forces on the joint. This will relieve pain and discomfort and may help keep the joint in its proper place.
  • Padding—the foot doctor may suggest that you use some padding to protect the bunion and prevent corns from forming as a result of friction from your shoes.
  •  Icing and medication—if your bunion has progressed to the point where it is inflamed and protrudes far enough to interfere with your footwear, icing may help to bring down the inflammation as well as medications that reduced pain and inflammation.

 

If you have a bunion, regardless of how far you believe it has progressed, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841. The sooner treatment begins for your bunion the better the outcome.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Non-Surgical Treatment of Bunions, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen