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Orthotics for Bunions

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Dr. Salma Aziz - Orthotics for BunionsBunions are a common source of foot pain. Characterized by a bony bump that forms at the base of your biggest toe, bunions can develop as a result of tight shoes, arthritis, or other foot conditions.

In addition to a bump protruding from the base of your big toe, symptoms of bunions include:

  • Swelling or redness around your big toe joint
  • Thickened skin at the base of your big toe
  • Corns or calluses on your first and second toes
  • Pain
  • Restricted movement

There are a number of possible treatments for bunions, including orthotics. Orthotics for bunions may help to reduce pain and can be used in conjunction with other methods to treat the problem completely. Contact our office today to find out how we can help you treat bunions in the way that will work best for your situation.

What causes bunions to form?

YFD Orthotics for Bunions 300x200 - Orthotics for BunionsAny time that there is uneven pressure and stress on your foot, a bunion can develop due to your big toe joint becoming unstable. There are several factors that can contribute to bunions developing. For example, if you frequently wear tight fitting shoes (like high heels) or work in a field that puts a lot of stress on your feet, you might be at an increased risk for developing bunions.

Individuals with inflammatory types of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis, are also at an increased risk. Most commonly, bunions are caused by an inherited foot problem. Although the bunions themselves are not inherited, the foot types that make you more prone to developing them are.

Before fitting you for orthotics for bunions, Dr. Salma Aziz will help you to determine which factors have contributed to the development of your bunions. This will help you learn how you can prevent them in the future.

 

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