We live in a hashtag world. Even if you don’t tweet on Twitter or Instagram your favorite candid shots, you’ve seen the symbol popping up everywhere. You might be surprised by the words that can be found behind the almost magical sign that groups commonly themed items. For instance, #bunion on Instagram brings up picture after picture of this foot deformity.
Pre-operative and post-operative pictures, as well as foot shots of sufferers who haven’t taken action are there for the viewing. While it might make you feel better to know that you’re not alone in your discomfort, there’s even better news—you don’t have to tolerate a bunion!
Conservative and surgical methods for the treatment of this painful bump at the base of your big toe are offered in our Chicago office. Depending upon the severity of your condition, a simple change in footwear may resolve your discomfort. Shop for shoes with a wide toe box to reduce the likelihood of friction. Pads and taping methods can properly align the affected foot, and keep you feeling well. Prescription orthotics distribute pressure evenly across the foot, and may improve your situation.
In some cases, surgery is the best option. However, you don’t have to make that decision alone. Expect our time and consideration when it comes to patient care. We value you and strive to answer each question thoroughly. Call our office today and begin your journey to pain-free feet. Online scheduling is available, or call (773) 561-8100. We look forward to serving you!