Bunions can cause serious pain and can make it difficult to walk. At Foot & Ankle Restoration, we offer proven solutions for bunions and hammertoes to help you feel more comfortable and to protect your ability to stay mobile in the Bronx and other boroughs of New York City. Our team is committed to the highest standards of excellence in podiatry. Our office is conveniently located in Co-Op City and is easy to reach by public transport or by car. The team at Foot & Ankle Restoration will work with you to resolve issues with hammertoes and bunions and to promote the best outcomes for you.
What Are Bunions?
Bunions occur when the bones in the front part of your foot are dislocated to create a bump that usually appears on the joint of your big toe. This can make it difficult to wear certain types of shoes. Some medical experts believe that improper footwear can cause or contribute to the development of bunions. Some of the most common symptoms of bunions include the following:
- Swelling and pain around the joint of the big toe
- Corns, calluses and redness on the bunion
- Limited movement for your big toe
- A bump that protrudes from the outer side of your big toe
What Are Hammertoes?
Just as the joint of the big toe can move out of place, the other toes can also suffer from bending of the joint that can move these toes out of position. This can lead to serious discomfort when wearing some types of shoes. Hammertoes are usually caused by an imbalance in the pressure between muscles and tendons in the foot. Corns and calluses between toes or appearing on the ball of the foot are often the first sign of hammertoes in our patients.
Treatment Options for Bunions and Hammertoes
In some cases, wearing specialized footwear or taking medications can relieve the pain associated with bunions and hammertoes. Foot & Ankle Restoration can also provide customized orthotics solutions that will readjust the position of joints to offer some relief. If your bunions or hammertoes cause severe problems with mobility, however, we may recommend surgical options to resolve these problems on a more permanent basis.
If you are looking for practical help in dealing with bunions and hammertoes, give Foot & Ankle Restoration a call today at 718-671-2233 to schedule your first appointment with us. We are here to serve you.