Bunion Specialist

NeuroSpinecare, Inc.

Neurological and Spine Surgeons, Interventional Pain Management and Foot, Ankle & Podiatry Specialists located in Sheffield Village, OH

Bunions are unsightly and uncomfortable and can become so painful that they affect your ability to walk. Fortunately, the team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., in Sheffield Village, Ohio, boasts its own specialists in podiatry combining for many years of experience in helping patients recover from the pain and inconvenience of bunions. Get fast, effective treatment for your bunions by calling NeuroSpinecare today or book an appointment online.

Bunion Q & A

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a bony protrusion on the inside of the widest part of your foot. Bunions form when the big toe joint presses on the metatarsal bone in your foot for prolonged periods. The pressure causes spreading of the bones, so the metatarsal pushes out and becomes a bony lump. 

This lump presses against the inside of your shoes and gradually becomes larger. At first, bunions may be unsightly but not especially painful, but over time as they increase in size the skin starts to stretch and get shiny and red. 

Eventually, bunions may become so severe you have difficulty walking, so it’s important to seek prompt treatment for your bunions from experts in foot health like the team at NeuroSpinecare. 

What causes bunions?

The pressure that causes bunions may be due to the anatomy of your feet. For example, you may have big toes that angle inwards and point towards your other toes rather than pointing forward. Other causal factors for bunions include:

  • Wearing high heels
  • Family history of bunions
  • Your legs are different lengths
  • Arthritis in the feet

Wearing high heels regularly is a common cause of bunions because of the way high heels force your feet into an unnatural position, putting excessive pressure on the joints in the ball of your foot.

How are bunions treated?

If you feel any discomfort because of a bunion, you can apply ice packs and take pain-relieving anti-inflammatory medication to ease the swelling and pain. However, home remedies won’t cure your bunion, so you should contact NeuroSpinecare as soon as you notice a bunion starting to form.

The team can offer several effective treatments for your bunion, including:

  • Custom shoes
  • Orthotic inserts
  • Padding the bunion
  • Splinting your foot
  • Taping your foot
  • Cortisone injections

If conservative approaches don’t produce results, you may need surgery on your bunion, which the team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., can discuss with you if necessary. The sooner you seek help for your bunion, the less likely you are to need surgery, so call the clinic today to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool now.