The Victorian Podiatry Group: Effective Treatment for Your Foot Bunion
A bunion can become a painful and debilitating issue if not effectively treated. Thought to be caused by, among others, the shoes you choose to wear, bunions are common in people worldwide, especially with modern shoes becoming narrower as fashion dictates.
A bunion is a bony lump that forms at the base joint of the big toe. Due to the displacement of some of the bones in the front part of your foot – bunion pain can be significant. Most of the painful symptoms associated with bunions are due to the pressure of shoes on the prominent area of the foot. We offer a wide range of treatments to help ease pain and other symptoms associated with bunions.
What You Should Know About Bunion Treatment from The Victorian Podiatry Group
There are several treatments available for bunions, and which treatment option you follow should always be decided in conjunction with your podiatrist. Our team of professional podiatrists work closely with patients to determine the best course of action, considering all relevant information, including your lifestyle, weight, and health history.
After an in-depth inspection of your bunions, your podiatrists will determine the best treatment for symptoms related to your condition. Treatments may include pads or cushions to wear inside the shoe to shield the bunion.
Sometimes, orthotics can be useful to aid in the function of the big toe joint and reduce painful loading through a bunion.
You podiatrist may order an X-ray to assess the joint alignment and quality. We maintain close relationships with specialist bone doctors who can provide further opinion and intervention.
In conjunction with other treatments, your podiatrist may also recommend that you wear looser fitting shoes to relieve pressure between the foot and the shoe and prescribe wearing a splint at night to straighten the toe, thus decreasing discomfort. Basic changes to lacing can also be very helpful.
Your podiatrist may also recommend wearing specific shoe inserts to help position the foot correctly inside the shoe, thus eliminating further agitation due to unnecessary pressure on the foot.
Why Choose The Victorian Podiatry Group for Bunion Treatment
Sore feet are a symptom of modern life, or so most people think, but this does not have to be the case. We offer a wide range of podiatry services, helping our customers deal with all their foot health issues: foot and ankle injuries, orthotics and insoles, skin and nail problems, diabetic foot care, ingrown toenails, warts, and much more.
Our team of professional podiatrists have extensive experience in the effective treatment of foot and ankle injuries and ailments. We help athletes, children, and other patients with a wide variety of foot issues every day, to increase their quality of life.
We use the latest modern medical technology and products to help our patients find practical solutions to their foot and ankle issues. Whether you have sore feet, ankle pain or bunions, we aim to help you find the underlying cause and offer professional treatment.
We operate from several locations throughout Victoria, offering our patients the convenience of accessibility. Dealing with an established podiatry group provides the added peace of mind that all treatment is performed to established standards and protocols.
About The Victorian Podiatrist Group
The Victorian Podiatrist Group consists of several podiatry practices throughout Victoria. We offer clinical and professional treatments, with solutions tailor-made for each patient.