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How You Treat Bunions

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Hoping for a situation to get better, without putting forth any effort, can be a terrible strategy in so many different contexts. Very few things in life ever get better on their own. For all of those that don’t, the best case scenario is the situation stays the same. Far more likely, however, it becomes worse.

When it comes to your health, there are many instances wherein an unaddressed problem will only increase in severity. Such is the case with bunions.

How to Treat a BunionBunions are progressive conditions. What this means is they will continue to worsen over time when left untreated. This highlights the importance of early intervention!

Beyond the fact the bunion will continue to worsen over time, the simple fact is that it can be rather painful. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, then you should really consider coming in to see us at Martin Foot and Ankle so we can treat your bunion for you.

There are two general paths when it comes to bunion treatments. First, we will seek to relieve your symptoms with the use of conservative, nonsurgical care. These include options like medication, shoe alterations, and custom orthotics. Our specific treatment plan for you will be determined on an array of different factors, since your feet are unique.

When conservative bunion care doesn’t provide the relief you need, we may need to rely on surgical procedures to fix your bunion. Earlier, we mentioned that there is another component to progressive conditions. Well, this is simply the fact that there is no way to reverse progressive deformities – they can only be completely corrected with surgery. With that being said, we will try to provide the relief you need through conservative care first!

For more information on bunions, or to request an appointment to have one treated, contact Martin Foot and Ankle by calling (717) 757-3537.

Dr. Jennifer Mulhern
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