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Bunions Treatment in Overland Park, KS

Bunions treatment in the Johnson County, KS: Overland Park (Leawood, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Craig, Merriam) areas. We also serve Shawnee Mission and Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, Lees Summit, and Independence, MO areasHave you noticed a painful bony bump in your big toe? You may have a bunion.

Bunions protrude on the side of the foot and can rub against your shoe causing irritation and pain. They can also cause painful calluses to form under your big toe.

How do I treat it: You can start by wearing shoes that are wide at the toe box to prevent rubbing and irritation. You can also try a bunion pad that can be purchased online or in the drugstores.

Also, icing frequently may help reduce inflammation and pain.

If that doesn’t help, contact your doctor.

Inserts and or orthotics- inserts can be purchased over the counter but are not specific to your feet but can be beneficial to help cushion and support your feet and cost is around 30-70 dollars. Custom orthotics are made by a Podiatrist or Orthotist that are specific to your feet but cost more than inserts between 300 and 600 dollars.

Lapiplasty

Before and After Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction
Perform by Ali Davis, DPM, FACFAS

bunion surgery before and after Before
bunion surgery before and after After
bunion surgery before and after Before
bunion surgery before and after After

Bunions (FAQs)

What are bunions? 
A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe joint. It is considered a deformity, as it changes the shape of the feet, creating a protruding bump on the side of the foot while pushing the big toe towards the smaller toes next to it. Bunions can be painful, red, tender, and stiff. They may restrict the range of motion of the affected toe and tend to develop corns and calluses over the top of the bump. 
What causes bunions?
Bunions may have a variety of potential causes. They may be caused by wearing tight, narrow, ill-fitting shoes over long periods of time or from inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Genetics may also play a role, as some people inherit foot shapes and structures that are more likely to develop bunions. 
How can you stop bunions from getting worse? 
Early detection and treatment is key to slowing or stopping the progression of a bunion. Your podiatrist will likely recommend footwear modifications, such as wearing wider, more comfortable shoes or custom orthotics that support the foot and give the toes room. Special bunion pads can be used to relieve pain and pressure over the bunion, while over-the-counter medications or ice can be used to reduce inflammation. 
Is it possible to remove a bunion? 
Bunions can be permanently removed through a surgical procedure known as a bunionectomy. During this surgery, the doctor may cut, realign, or remove portions of bones, ligaments, and tendons to get rid of the bunion. This is typically an outpatient procedure, which means that you get to go home the same day as the surgery. 

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