Bunion Treatment in Rowlett
Bunion Treatment is available in Rowlett, TX. If you are suffering from bunion pain or seeking bunion treatment, Casteel Foot and Ankle Center is conveniently located to treat your bunion condition and help you become pain free and mobile again. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our podiatrist is proficient in diagnosing and treating bunion conditions both conservatively and surgically.
Common Bunion Symptoms
Bunions are a bony bump that forms on the side of the big toe. This condition occurs when the big toe begins to push against the other toes instead of pointing straight. The joint of the big toe begins to enlarge and the big toe crowds the other toes causing pain and discomfort.
Bunions can occur for several reasons. Some bunions occur because of the shape of the foot that was inherited. Foot injuries and arthritis can also cause bunions to occur. Symptoms of bunions may include:
- Swelling and redness around the joint of the big toe
- Protruding bump on the base of the big toe joint
- Thickened skin at the big toe joint
- Movement of the big toe becomes restricted
- Foot Pain
- Calluses on the other toes
If left untreated, bunions can push the other toes out of position, potentially resulting in another condition known as hammertoe. Pain from bunions can be severe enough to keep you from walking comfortably.
Depending on the length of time the bunion has been in place will affect the course of action in your foot treatment. In most cases, bunion treatment may consist of several nonsurgical approaches to alleviating pain. Some nonsurgical approaches may include:
- Wearing properly fitting shoes
- Taping toes
- Medication for pain and swelling
If the bunion condition is severe enough and nonsurgical options are not responsive, bunion surgery, also called a bunionectomy, may be an option recommended by our podiatric surgeon. This may involve repairing the ligaments and tendons around the big toe joint, or straightening the big toe by realigning.
Call Casteel Foot and Ankle Center for Bunion Treatment
If you suffer from bunions and are seeking treatment, contact us online or call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Casteel, DPM is an expert in bunion treatment and will recommend the best available options. Our podiatrist and her team will work toward restoring your foot health and making your feet pain free.