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BUNION & HAMMERTOE TREATMENT

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Dr. Clements is trained in Forefoot surgery and General Podiatric Medicine. She has lectured internationally on the subject of the diabetic foot care and amputation prevention.

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Seeking Relief from Bunions and Hammertoes? Discover Our Treatments at Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center

Bunions and hammertoes are not only common foot deformities but also sources of discomfort and pain that can interfere with your daily activities. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe, while a hammertoe is characterized by an abnormal bend in the middle joint of a toe. At Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center, we specialize in providing effective treatments for bunions and hammertoes, aiming to alleviate pain, correct deformities, and improve foot function.

How do I know I need treatment?

Consider seeking treatment if you experience:

Comprehensive Treatment Options

Conservative Management: Initial treatment may involve non-surgical strategies such as wearing more comfortable shoes, using custom orthotic devices to relieve pressure on the toe joints, and exercises to maintain joint mobility.

Surgical Options: For cases where conservative treatments do not provide relief, surgical intervention may be recommended. Surgery for bunions, known as a bunionectomy, aims to realign the joint, correct the deformity, and relieve pain. Hammertoe surgery may involve tendon transfer, joint resection, or fusion to straighten the toe.

 

Preventing Further Complications

Preventive measures are crucial to avoid exacerbating bunions and hammertoes and to help reduce the likelihood of developing them on other toes. These include:

  • Choosing footwear that provides sufficient room for the toes, avoiding tight shoes or high heels that put excessive pressure on the front of the foot.
  • Regularly stretching your toes and feet to maintain flexibility and relieve pressure on the joints.
  • Monitoring your foot health and seeking early intervention at the first sign of discomfort or deformity.
Answers to more questions about:

Q: Can bunions and hammertoes go away on their own?

A: No, without treatment, these conditions are likely to progress over time. While symptoms can be managed with conservative treatments, structural changes require medical intervention to correct.

Q: Can bunions and hammertoes go away on their own?

A: No, without treatment, these conditions are likely to progress over time. While symptoms can be managed with conservative treatments, structural changes require medical intervention to correct.

Q: Is surgery always necessary for bunions and hammertoes?

A: Surgery is considered when conservative measures fail to relieve pain or when the deformity severely affects your quality of life. Your podiatrist can help determine the best course of action based on your specific condition.

Q: Is surgery always necessary for bunions and hammertoes?

A: Surgery is considered when conservative measures fail to relieve pain or when the deformity severely affects your quality of life. Your podiatrist can help determine the best course of action based on your specific condition.

Q: How can I prevent bunions and hammertoes from getting worse?

A: Early intervention, proper footwear, and foot care are key to preventing the progression of these conditions. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist can also help manage symptoms and prevent further complications.

Q: How can I prevent bunions and hammertoes from getting worse?

A: Early intervention, proper footwear, and foot care are key to preventing the progression of these conditions. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist can also help manage symptoms and prevent further complications.

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Take the first step towards pain-free living by scheduling an appointment with Flat Shoals Foot And Ankle Center. Contact us today to book your appointment and embark on your journey to optimal foot and ankle health.

 

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