Tustin Podiatry Clinic – Tustin, CA.
Bunion Treatment at Tustin Podiatry Clinic
Dr. Charles Baik Specializes in Bunion Treatments Near You in Tustin, CA. At Tustin Podiatry Clinic, our expert Podiatrist Provide Treatments for a Variety of Foot and Ankle Problems Such as Bunions, Gout, Heel Disorders & Pain, Ingrown Nail, Nail Fungus & Diabetic Foot Problems. Call Us Today or Schedule an Appointment Online! We are Conveniently Located at 17400 Irvine Blvd, Suite H Tustin, CA 92780.
A bunion occurs when the joint at the base of your big toe becomes enlarged, sore and swollen. Your big toe may start to angle toward your second toe, or move underneath it. Women are most affected by bunions, which are often caused by wearing narrow, tight shoes, or high heels. A bunion Ette occurs on the other side of the foot, near your small toe, and is much smaller than a bunion.
A podiatrist can usually diagnose a bunion during a physical exam. An X-ray may provide further information about the joint, the angle of the toe, and if arthritis or gout are concerns to further investigate.
Wearing comfortable shoes with a wide toe-box at the first signs of a bunion appearing can decrease its growth and reduce any further complications. Resting the foot, using anti-inflammatory medications and icing the area may help. In some cases a cortisone shot at the base of the big toe may help. In cases when the bunion is causing severe pain, surgery may be performed to remove the bony bump and to realign the toe.
Ignoring a bunion will lead to increased pain and the chance of contracting bursitis, when the small fluid-filled sac next to the joint becomes inflamed. Depending on how severe your bunion is, your foot can become deformed and continue to cause chronic pain.
If you are struggling with your bunion symptoms, contact Tustin Podiatry Clinic today to schedule a consultation with an experienced foot specialist who will help you by designing an effective bunion treatment plan. We serve patients from Tustin CA, Irvine CA, Garden Grove CA, Orange CA, Anaheim CA, Costa Mesa CA, and Lake Forest CA.