Conservative Bunion Care Options

We previously took a look at the choices you have for celebrating the holiday season here in Twin Falls, ID, but another key part of this season is helping others. A great way to do so is through the US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Started in 1947, the USMC has been able to collect and distribute almost 500 million toys to over 230 million children. If you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause, Suburban Propane on Locust St is collecting donations.

Donating to Toys for Tots might not seem like a big step—kind of like how conservative bunion care might not seem like it would do much—but it makes a real difference for kids and families in our community. Sometimes a major act isn’t necessary to improve a situation, both in society and from a medical perspective.

When it comes to bunion treatment, it is important to note that these common toe deformities cannot be corrected without surgical intervention, one of those “major acts.” Given that nonsurgical treatment for a bunion will not correct or reverse the damage, then why use it? Well, conservative bunion care allows us to address problematic symptoms without having to use an invasive procedure.

For many patients, treating the pain, swelling, and irritation that often accompanies these toe deformities is welcome relief and they do not wish to have surgical intervention. Some of the conservative treatments we use include padding, pain medication, icing regimens, and custom orthotics. You will likely find some help by simply switching to shoe models that feature wide, deep toe boxes and avoiding those with narrow fronts and high heels (which place excessive pressure on the problem area).

The only way to truly correct a bunion is through the use of a surgical procedure, but conservative bunion care can be quite effective at reducing and eliminating symptoms. Find out how Advanced Foot and Ankle can help you find relief from this common foot issue today! Call our Twin Falls, ID office at (208) 731-6321 or our Burley office at (208) 312-4646 for more information or schedule your appointment at either location online.

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