Bunion Treatment in Katy, TX
Our Foot Specialists Can Restore Your Mobility
Around one-third of all Americans and almost half of all women will develop bunions on their toes and seek bunion treatment in Katy, TX. Perhaps you already know how the pain and embarrassment from bunions can affect your happiness, work, and relationships.
If you suffer from bunions or other toe pain, our team at Foot & Ankle Associates can help you feel better! You may have heard in the past that no doctor can cure bunions, but that is no longer true today. Dr. Vargas, our award-winning and Spanish-speaking foot doctor can help you understand what bunions are, what causes them and explain the ways we can stop your pain. Our advanced techniques can help you regain an active and pain-free lifestyle in almost no time!
Symptoms of Bunions
A bunion is a bump on the big toe joint. It forces the big toe to jut outward and become crooked. This bump forces the big toe to bend inward toward the other toes, causing pain. Here are some things you may notice:
- The skin over the bump gets tender and red
- Your big toe crosses under or over the second toe as your bunion grows
- Eventually, your second or even third toe may become crooked
- Shoes you bought for comfort begin to pinch your feet
- Your feet hurt badly as the big toe joint flexes when you walk
- Pain from bursitis, as the small fluid-filled sacs in the joints, get swollen
- A very large bunion can cause constant pain
What Causes Bunions?
Women are more likely to get bunions than men. If you’re a woman, you can often blame tight-fitting, narrow, or high-heeled shoes. Other causes include genes, especially if other family members have weak feet. You may also develop bunions from issues related to arthritis. If one leg is longer than the other, a bunion can form on the foot of the longer leg.
What About Bunion Removal Surgery?
Many people with bunions delay seeing a podiatrist because they have heard awful stories from friends and family who went to a bad foot surgeon. But you don’t have to suffer! Early treatment of bunions can help you avoid surgery in the first place. If you avoid treatment, you may experience:
- Your bunion can return
- Your big toe joint can get so stiff that you can hardly move it
- You can develop more pain than before
Dr. Vargas is an expert podiatric surgeon who has extensive experience treating and removing bunions. Sometimes, all you may require is wearing larger, more comfortable shoes. In the event patients do need bunion removal surgery, treatment takes around 30 minutes and patients begin walking again on the same day. In just 2-3 weeks, they can go back to wearing regular shoes. Expect only mild to moderate pain for the first few days.
What Are Some Conservative Treatments?
Common treatments that may be recommended for bunions include:
- Taking Motrin or Advil to relieve pain
- Wearing bunion pads or splints
- Resting your feet
- Taking footbaths
- Choosing shoes with wide toes
- Having custom insoles made for you
- Getting injections of cortisone
When You Deserve The Best
Dr. Marco A. Vargas, an award-winning foot doctor, has extensive education and training to diagnose and treat patients suffering from bunions. Here, we use the most up-to-date diagnostic and surgical equipment. Many people recommend Dr. Vargas to friends and family because he has successfully brought their feet back to good health. If you have concerns, rest assured that you are in good hands. We will be with you every step of the way, from the start, all the way through recovery.
Don’t wait until the pain turns into something more serious. We can bring you fast relief!
Call 281-313-0090 or 888-784-5335 to speak with our friendly, welcoming foot care team at Foot and Ankle Associates. You can also fill out our online contact form. We understand your special needs and work tirelessly to give you the very best in foot care. In a hurry to feel better? We offer same-day appointments, too!