Bunions are a painful foot condition that affects many people. At the offices of Joseph C. Taub, our podiatry doctor, is experienced in treating bunions in Stuart FL so patients can walk pain free again. Bunions are a progressive foot condition that affects the joint of the big toe, causing deformities and the metatarsal bone to spread so that the big toe appears to be moving inward. This causes the joint to become enlarged and deformed and very easily irritated. The bunion sticks out, becoming irritated when rubbed against shoes. Arthritis also affects the joint more easily, causing it to be stiff and sore.
Treating Bunions in Stuart Fl
Many bunion deformities can progress if not treated in time. A bunion progressing from stage to stage can be debilitating. Over time the patient will need either foot surgery or modified shoes. Hammertoes, calluses, plantar fasciitis and shin splints can all become complications stemming from bunions. Treating bunions in Stuart FL are our specialty and include non-surgical as well as surgical options. The ultimate goal of treatment is to relieve toe pain and to prevent the bunion from progressing. Non-surgical treatments include wearing comfortable shoes, using bunion pads or arch supports, and using custom made foot supports called orthotics.
If you are unsure what type of shoe or orthotic to use for your bunion treatment, you can contact our podiatry office. Treating bunions in Stuart FL also includes non-surgical pain relieving options like using acetaminophen and anti-inflammatory medicine. Ice can also help to reduce the pain and swelling associated with bunions. If surgery is needed and the bunions are extremely restrictive, we may recommend surgery as an option, which is usually very effective in patients and serves to eventually relieve them of pain completely or minimally. For more information, call our offices and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff.
If you are looking for an expert podiatry practice that can address all of your foot concerns, you should plan a visit to see us at Joseph C. Taub podiatry practice. Our expert and highly trained board certified podiatrist is Dr. Joseph C. Taub. He has been providing the highest quality of podiatry care to patients in our area for over 24 years. When you are looking for a great Martin County podiatry office, you can do no better than to come in and see us at our practice.
At our Martin County podiatry office, we are fully dedicated to providing our patients with accurate diagnosis and treatment for all foot, ankle, or leg problems. We want our patients to be able to go through their lives comfortably, without experiencing any type of foot pain. Our podiatrist treats many different types of foot problems, and commonly sees patients who need treatment for bunions, warts, and hammertoes. Whether you are receiving conservative or surgical treatment for these foot problems, Dr. Taub will be able to provide you with the treatment that you need. Warts are a problem that is caused by a virus. They can be treated with either a topical medication or by surgical excision.
Many people go through their lives with bunions, without needing to receive any type of treatment for them. However, if bunions are constantly irritated, they may increase in size. Sometimes bunions increase to the point that they need to receive surgical treatment because they are so large and painful. At the first sign of any bunion pain, you will want to come in to see our podiatrist so that he will be able to provide you with treatment to relieve the pain, and to hopefully keep the bunion from getting worse. If you want to have the bunion surgically removed, our podiatrist will be able to do that as well with a specific surgical treatment which will be discussed with you in detail. Hammertoes can be either rigid hammertoes or flexible hammertoes. If you develop a hammertoe, your toe will create a “v” shape. It is important that you see our podiatrist when this first occurs and non-surgical treatment can be provided. If a flexible hammertoe is left untreated, the hammertoe will become a rigid hammertoe and will be unable to be moved out of the “v” shape. At this point, you will need to have foot surgery. For an appointment to meet with our doctor at our Martin County podiatry office, contact us today.
Joseph C. Taub
3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994