April 17

At Family Podiatry of MD: Comprehensive Bunion Treatment and Foot Care Options

Understanding Bunions: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

A bunion, medically known as hallux abductovalgus or hallux valgus, is a deformity characterized by the outward turning of the first and second metatarsals and the inward-pointing of the big toe. This misalignment creates a noticeable bump on the side of the foot and can lead to significant foot pain, especially when aggravated by flat feet or inappropriate footwear.

Non-Surgical Bunion Treatments

At Family Podiatry of Maryland, we emphasize conservative bunion treatment options tailored to individual needs. For those suffering from foot pain due to bunions, wearing well-fitted shoes with a wide toe box and good arch support can alleviate discomfort. Additionally, orthotics and therapeutic shoes are vital in managing pressure and improving foot alignment. Addressing associated conditions like flat feet, arthritis, and tight calf muscles through targeted therapies can also significantly improve bunion symptoms without surgery.

Bunion Surgery: When Is It Needed?

When conservative measures are insufficient, bunion surgery might be necessary. Our clinic offers multiple surgical options, including Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction®, tailored to the severity of the bunion, your overall health, and your activity level. The goal is always to choose the best procedure for your specific situation, ensuring a successful outcome and minimal downtime.

Recovery varies depending on the type of foot surgery performed. Some patients may start walking immediately post-operation, while others require a few weeks of rest. Most patients transition to wearing a surgical shoe or boot for protection, gradually moving to supportive footwear within two months.

Addressing Flat Feet: Causes and Treatments

Flat feet, or fallen arches, occur when the arches of the feet flatten out, often leading to pain and discomfort. Causes include inherited foot structures, muscle imbalances, and inadequate footwear. Treatment may involve custom orthotics, supportive shoes, and in some cases, physical therapy exercises to strengthen foot muscles and alleviate pain.

Advanced Surgical Options for Severe Cases

For persistent or severe foot issues, surgical interventions such as osteotomies, Lapiplasty®, and soft tissue release may be considered. These procedures are designed to correct structural problems and are recommended only after thorough evaluation and failure of nonsurgical approaches.

Visit Family Podiatry of Maryland for Expert Care

Whether you’re experiencing mild discomfort or severe pain from bunions or flat feet, our team at Family Podiatry of Maryland is here to provide expert care and discuss the best treatment options for you. Schedule a consultation to explore conservative and surgical pathways to better foot health.



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