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How your podiatrists in Colorado Springs, Colorado can help relieve bunion pain
If you have a large, painful, bony bump on the side of your big toe, chances are that it’s a bunion. One of the causes of bunions is wearing shoes that are too narrow, which is why they are much more common in women rather than men. Wearing high-heeled shoes only adds to the formation of a bunion because your toes are shoved forward and crushed.
The lack of adequate room for your toes makes your big toe bend against the others, causing the middle toe joint to push outward and rub against the inside of your shoe. The friction causes a bunion. The good news is, there are effective treatments for bunions.
Dr. Matthew Hinderland and Dr. Jordan D. Cameron at Foot And Ankle Institute Of Colorado can treat your foot issues—including bunions! They have two convenient office locations in Colorado Springs and Monument, CO, to help treat your feet.
Causes and Symptoms
Narrow shoes are only one cause of bunions. They can also be caused by a genetic bone deformity, arthritis, a foot injury, or work-related foot stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, common signs and symptoms of a bunion include:
- A hard, bony bump on the outside of your big toe
- Redness, swelling, and pain around your big toe joint
- Calluses or corns on overlapping toes
- Chronic or intermittent pain near the bunion
- Loss of flexibility or mobility in your big toe
For minor bunion pain, there are a few home treatments you can attempt. Try to:
- Tape your foot using athletic tape to support the bunion
- Wear shoe inserts or bunion pads to cushion the bunion
- Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
For moderate to severe bunion pain, your podiatrist may suggest surgery to remove the bunion and realign your toe joint. Other professional services for bunion pain relief include:
- Custom-fit orthotics and footwear
- Night splints
- Corn and callus removal
- Physical therapy and toe stretching exercises
Call our Podiatrist Office Today!
If you have a bunion, don’t suffer. Get some relief from bunion pain by talking with our expert podiatrists. Call Dr. Hinderland and Dr. Cameron at Foot And Ankle Institute Of Colorado, with offices in Colorado Springs, and Monument, Colorado. Phone (719) 488-4664 today and get rid of bunion pain!
Joint replacements in the big toe (the first metatarsophalangeal joint) have been performed for several decades now. They can provide pain relief for arthritis in the joint early on, but they also tend to wear out over time. Although they have improved substantially in the last few years, it is still pretty common to see joints that were put in 10-15 years ago wear out and start causing pain.
If you have a great toe joint replacement that is not working correctly or causing pain, there are some potential options to help. Some of the joint replacement can be revised if there is enough bone around the joint remaining. When the bone loss is too great, often the joint replacement can be removed and the joint can be fused using autgraft or allograft bone grafts.
If you are limited by stiffness or pain in your feet and ankles, we are here to help! Call our Colorado Springs podiatrists today at 719-488-4664. Dr. Hinderland and Dr. Cameron strive to offer the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to keep you active and on your feet!
Bunions or bumps on the side of the foot are very common. Most people develop bumps on their feet due to genetics, and the propensity to develop bunions often runs in families. Wearing poor shoes can also cause bunions or tailor's bunions to develop. Sometimes, bumps on the feet are actually bone spurs that are getting larger over time due to worsening arthritis.
If you have painful bumps on your feet, it is not normal. When the bumps are limiting your activity and ability to wear shoes, it is time to address them medically. There are several different ways to address them, but often times, surgical removal can provide more pain relief and get you back to living a more active lifestyle. Call our Colorado Springs and Monument podiatrists today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you. Dr. Hinderland and Cameron both have extensive surgical training and experience and are ready to help you with all your foot and ankle needs!
Chronic ankle sprains and instability occur very commonly after a severe ankle injury. With many athletes starting basketball season around this time of year, we see an increase in these types of injuries during the fall season. When patients suffer an inversion ankle injury, they commonly tear the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle that help keep it stable. The ligaments will typically heal, but some of the time, they heal in a lengthened position that generally makes the ankle too loose and prone to further injuries.
Some patients also have other injuries that can be missed when they are initially diagnosed with an ankle sprain. We commonly see cartliage damage in the ankle joint and peroneal tendon injuries associated with chronic ankle sprains. If you have suffered from chronic ankle instabiliy or sprains, and strengthening and physical therapy exercises have not gotten you back to where you would like to be athletically, we can help! Call our Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Hinderland and Dr. Cameron today at 719-488-4664, so we can help get you back to peak performance!
Foot and ankle fractures occur commonly with sports injuries due to high velocity twisting and blunt force trauma. We typically see ankle fractures occur after twisting injuries that can cause the 2 bones in the ankle, the tibia and fibula, to break in several different patterns. Generally speaking, stable ankle fractures can sometimes be treated nonsurgically, and unstable ankle fractures heal better longterm by realigning the fractures with screws and plates surgically. The primary reason we surgically address ankle fractures is to try and help them heal quickly and decrease the risk of post-traumatic arthritis in the future.
Other common foot fractures that we see are calcaneal fractures that often occur after falling on your heel from a height, Lisfranc fractures that often occur in sports injuries or motor vehicle accidents, and metatarsal fractures. The surgeons at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado are expertly trained to help you with all types of foot and ankle fractures both non-surgically and surgically. Our main office is located and Dublin and Academy in Colorado Springs, and we now have a satellite office open on Thursdays in Monument to serve all of your foot and ankle needs. Call us today at 719-488-4664, if you are having any foot and ankle problems, so we can help you today!
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