A variety of non-surgical treatments for bunions are available to you. Icing your bunion lowers the inflammation in the joint. Padding the bony bulge will help keep it from rubbing painfully against your footwear. Taping the toe in the correct position helps realign the foot and slow damage. Shoe changes can reduce the stress on the ball of the foot. Custom orthotics can also work to keep your foot in the correct position so the condition doesn’t worsen. Stretches and exercises can help strengthen the muscles and connective tissues that maintain your foot’s alignment. You may still need medication to deal with the inflammation and discomfort.
If you’re struggling with bunion pain, don’t fear that surgery will be your only option keep you from seeking help. The sooner you treat your condition, the less likely you’ll need an invasive procedure to relieve your pain. Contact Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. here in Milford and Hamden, CT, by calling either office: (203) 876-7736 for our Milford location, and (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden office. You can also make an appointment by using our website contact form.