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Treatment Options for Older Adults Dealing With Bunion Pain

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 5, 2018

You might feel that as you get older you develop new and different aches and pains every day. Throughout your life, you’ve stood on your feet, walked, and ran and they’ve supported your whole body every day. This continued pressure and stress can cause painful foot conditions, like bunions to develop. You might think that bunion pain is just a side effect of getting older, but there are many treatments you can try at home to relieve foot pain. And if at-home care doesn’t relieve your bunion pain, you can always make an appointment with your trusted podiatrist to diagnose the cause of your foot pain and provide customized treatments to relieve your discomfort, heal your bunion, and restore functionality of your foot.

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Topics: Bunions

Is Bunion Surgery Safe for Children?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 13, 2018

In some cases, bunion surgery is not only safe for children but recommended. Many adults who get bunions can think back to a time when they were younger that they experienced foot problems or pain. This is because the main cause of juvenile bunions is heredity; bunions in children do not tend to go away on their own but continue to recur or get worse. The adult woman who gets bunions from wearing high-heeled, pointed-toe shoes most likely has a mother or grandmother who also had bunions, and they probably began to form when she was just a child. 

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Topics: Bunions, Children

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist About Bunion Treatment

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on February 15, 2018

Bunions are a common foot problem in adults and can often appear as you age. Although bunions aren't as common in children, bunions can begin to appear early on if the wrong size shoes are worn. Bunions may also appear if you receive an injury to your foot that results in structural abnormalities. The right bunion treatment can relieve your chronic pain and get you back on your feet.

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Topics: Bunions

Who's to Blame for Your Bunion Pain?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on December 29, 2017

If you're suffering from a painful bony bump on the side of your toe, you might have a bunion. Additional symptoms include swelling, redness, restricted movement of your toe, corns, and calluses. Perhaps you're experiencing bunion pain for the first time, but it's possible that you're prone to getting bunions on a recurring basis. If your bunions keep coming back, there could be a genetic component involved. In fact, bunions are often hereditary -  sort of. 

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Topics: Bunions

3 Crucial Questions to Ask About Bunion Pain

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 20, 2017

Bunions are bumpy protrusions that develop near the base joint of the big toe. They can be extremely painful and make your shoes fit improperly. A bunion forms when the joint of the big toe is forced out of position. This commonly occurs when the big toe is pressed into the neighboring toe for long periods of time.

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8 Foot Care Tips to Prevent Bunions

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 3, 2017

Bunions are ugly and cause foot pain, potentially leading to trouble walking or even standing.  Bunions are bony bumps that form on the sides of your feet where your big toe joins the rest of the foot. Bunions sometimes also form on the outer edge of your foot where your pinkie toe joins your foot.

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Topics: Bunions, General Foot Care

Bunion Treatments to Try at Home Before Visiting a Foot Doctor

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on October 17, 2017

Bunions are a common foot disorder, with 23% of Americans over the age of 18 and 36% over the age of 65 living with painful bony bumps on the joint between their big toe and the rest of their foot. In many cases, you can take care of your feet with some minor lifestyle adjustments and simple at-home care. Especially if you notice the bunion at an early stage when at home treatment can manage the condition and prevent it from worsening.

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Topics: Bunions

Can You Get a Pedicure if You Have Bunion Pain?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on September 19, 2017

Do you suffer from bunion pain? A bunion is a bump that forms on the outside of your foot at the base of your big toe. When the bump forms on the side of your little toe it is called a bunionette. These unsightly deformities develop gradually when your foot is out of alignment or your toe joint becomes inflamed for some other reason.

Bunions tend to run in families, but can be caused or exacerbated by ill-fitting shoes, trauma to the foot, and certain health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis. If you have a bunion, you may be wondering what you should do or not do in order to prevent it from becoming worse. 

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Topics: Bunions

Ease Foot Pain Caused by Running with Bunions

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on August 25, 2017

Are you a runner who's suffering from bunions? Whether you're an elite runner or just training for a specific race or two, you know the benefits that running offers. It can be a great way to get the exercise you need, keep you connected to friends who also run, improve your cardiovascular health, and make you feel well. However, not every run is going to feel good. Running with bunions or other foot problems can cause foot pain, derail your training, and become serious problems that require medical attention.  

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Topics: Bunions, Running

When Should You Consider Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on August 16, 2017

Bunions often develop slowly and many people put off treatment until their bunion either causes them pain or their deformity becomes so large it prevents them from wearing normal shoes. Like most medical conditions, bunions are easily managed when diagnosed in an early stage, when treatment can be less invasive. However, in some cases, when the bunion has reached more developed stages and causes significant pain, mobility issues, and stops you from participating in your normal activities, surgery may be the best option to correct the deformity and get you back on your feet.

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Topics: Bunions, Foot Surgery

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