Bunions are a common foot condition that may become serious over time depending on the level of bone deformity or pain. While it may sometimes seem easier to leave a bunion alone, if it is becoming more painful then this will not resolve on its own and should be treated with professional help to reduce your risk of further pain or injury. If you or a loved one is suffering from painful bunions in Naperville, IL, consider reaching out to Dr. Nancy Jagodzinski of Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley for help.
Causes & Treatments For Bunion Pain
Sometimes there are conservative treatment options for bunion pain depending on the cause or intensity. For example, if you recently changed the type of shoes you are wearing, this may have irritated your bunions either through improper positioning (too tight) or lack of support. By changing to roomier, more comfortable shoes or adding inserts to evenly distribute the pressure on your feet, you may be able to reduce your foot pain. Additionally, if you have been exercising more frequently or have been on your feet for long periods of time, you may be experiencing some inflammation or swelling at the site of your bunions from overuse, causing you pain. In this instance, with some rest and ice, the pain in your foot should resolve quickly. If you are unsure of the cause of your bunion pain, Dr. Jagodzinski may be able to help further assess your bunions.
When To Seek Help
If conservative treatments for pain reduction do not relieve your pain, or your pain, redness, or swelling is getting worse, it is important to seek medical help from a podiatrist so that you avoid any further injury. In these cases, there are additional options for treatment of your bunions that a podiatrist may be able to provide, such as medication or surgery.
To connect with a podiatrist for treatment of your bunions in Naperville, IL, call Dr. Jagodzinski of Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley today at (630) 778-7670.