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What Are Bunion Splints?
Bunion splints are devices that are typically worn at night (while sleeping) that physically pushes the big toe back into normal alignment. Bunion splints are used for some types of bunions that do not require immediate bunion surgery. Bunion splints are also commonly used for post surgery bunion removal. Consult with your podiatrist (foot doctor) to find out more about using bunion splint. These devices are sold online and are reasonably priced. Bunion pain can grow if not treated in a timely manner. To get rid of your bunion pain, you must see a podiatrist (foot doctor) as soon as possible.
Your podiatrist can tell you the reasons for your bunion and discuss your option to treat your bunions. Most bunions don’t require surgery and bunion surgery is only recommended for severe bunions that cause the patient a lot of pain. A bunion, at its essence, is a bone mass that forms at the base of the bone that connects the big toe to the rest of the foot. An uncomfortable condition, a bunion can make it difficult to wear shoes, walk properly, or even keep the toes in their proper position.
A bunion typically occurs on the largest toe. A bunion that is located on one of the other toes, like the little toe, is called a bunionette. These are less common than traditional bunions but can be just as painful.
Pictures of Some Common Bunion Splints
Bunion removal is a surgical procedure that corrects a deformed area of the foot near the big toe. Bunion removal is sometimes called a bunionectomy, bunion surgery, or hallux valgus correction. Hallux valgus is a Latin phrase that means “foot deformity.” A Bunion Removal is necessary if nonsurgical treatment methods don’t relieve your pain. Most people with bunions find pain relief with simple treatments to reduce pressure on the big toe, such as wearing wider shoes or using pads in their shoes. However, if these measures do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend bunion surgery.
As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems. If you or your children are suffering from foot and ankle pain, contact Orange County Foot and Ankle center today.
Dr. Ahmadi is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Ahmadi is a leading foot and ankle doctor, who has earned the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.
For a Complete Diagnosis of Your Bunion and Best Treatment in South Orange County, Call Our Office at (949) 276-8900.