At New York Podiatry Care we pride ourselves on providing the best in bunion treatment in Long Beach CA. Bunions are a progressive foot condition that affects the joint of the big toe. Bunions cause deformities and spreading of the metatarsal bone, causing the big toe to appear to be moving inward. The joint ends up becoming enlarged and deformed, weak and irritated, rubbing against shoes and other footwear. Arthritis also affects the joint more easily, causing it to be stiff and sore.
Many bunion deformities can progress if they are not treated properly. A bunion progressing from Stage I to Stage V can end up becoming debilitating. Over time bunions can cause hammertoes, calluses, plantar fasciitis and shin splints. At this point the patient will need either foot surgery or modified shoes. For those with diabetes, it is especially important to seek foot care for their bunion treatment in Long Beach CA. Diabetics should have their feet checked anywhere from two to three times per year to prevent the complications that diabetes can cause in the feet. It affects the foot’s circulation and causes balance to be off and wounds may heal slowly due to numbness. Our diabetic foot care treatments can be accomplished through very minimally invasive procedures and through surgery.
Treatment for bunion care includes non-surgical as well as surgical options. The ultimate goal of treatment is to relieve foot pain and to prevent the bunion from getting worse. Non-surgical treatments include wearing comfortable shoes or orthotics, and using bunion pads or arch supports inside your shoe. For diabetic foot pain, we recommend non-surgical pain relieving options such as acetaminophen and anti-inflammatory medicine. If you suffer from diabetic foot problems, applying ice to reduce pain and swelling can help. Bunion treatment in Long Beach CA is usually very effective for patients in relieving pain.