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Dr. Patel's Bunion Blog

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  • Are Bunions Hereditary? Spoiler alert: Yes, bunions often tend to run in families, and genetic inheritance is usually part of the reason. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get one if mom or dad has one, either.
  • Is Bunion Surgery Right For You? Yes – Dr. Patel may be able to use non-surgical treatment methods to address your bunion symptoms, but the only way to correct a wayward toe is through bunion surgery.
  • Where Do Bunions Come From? Where did that big bump at the base of your big toe come from? Dr. Sanjay Patel in Connecticut explains the main causes of bunions.
  • Conservative Bunion Treatments No matter how old you are, conservative treatments can be an effective strategy at relieving bunion pain, or even avoiding surgery.
  • Can stretching help with bunions? Stretching may not be able to heal bunions, but it might be able to help manage them. Dr. Sanjay Patel of Family Foot Care and Surgery explains.
  • Should Your Teen Have Bunion Surgery Bunion surgery is a major step and poses risk for teens. Dr. Sanjay Patel in Hamden, CT, discusses when it might be the right call—and when it’s not.
  • How Bunions Form in Teenagers Certain foot mechanics and the shoes teens wear can influence whether or not they will develop bunions. Dr. Sanjay Patel explains those factors.
  • 5 Tips for Beating Bunions Lots of women struggle with bunions, but the pain doesn’t have to control you. Dr. Sanjay Patel in Hamden, CT, offers tips for beating bunion pain.
  • Are My Bunions Hereditary? Heredity could be to blame for bunions. Family Foot Care & Surgery in Hamden, CT explains why it is helpful to know if you are at risk.
  • Bunion Exercises for Pain Relief Family Foot Care & Surgery in Milford, CT provides several easy exercises you can do to help resolve bunion pain and keep them from worsening.