06/24/2014 12:51am

How Do You Treat Bunion Pain?


A Bunion is a bump that develops on the side of the big toe joint and can occur at any age. Bunions most commonly occur as a result of muscular and tendon imbalances in the foot and can be associated in individuals with extreme foot types such as a flat foot or high arch. Since bunions are typically passed down from family members, you may not have to look very far to see if you are at risk for developing a bunion!

Depending on the symptoms, many bunions can be treated without surgery.  Shoe inserts can help minimize bunion pain by relieveing the pressure in the ball of the foot. By aiding in the stability of your arch, shoe inserts can help to reduce the pressure and pain associated with a bunion.

If you are not ready for Bunion Surgery, another treatment option to consider is a cortisone injection. Commonly overlooked as a viable treatment option, a small injection of cortisone mixed with a local anesthetic can help give significant pain relief.

If you or someone you know has a painful bunion and the pain is not improving with shoe modifications, call our office to talk about your options regarding treating your painful bunion. With three Atlanta locations, our physicians are ready to talk to you about your bunion.

Snellville: 770.979.0900

Duluth: 770.497.1017

Perimeter: 678.395.3628