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Bunions Specialist

Worman Foot & Ankle Associates

Podiatry located in Largo, FL

Bunions are one of the most common deformities of the foot. Because bunions progress and can lead to frequent pain, swelling, and inflammation, expert podiatrist Jeffrey Worman, DPM, provides innovative bunion treatments at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates in Largo, Florida. Book your bunion exam today by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call the clinic directly to book.

Bunions Q & A

What is the cause of bunions?

Bunions tend to develop because of inherited traits. For instance, if you have flatfoot or unstable joints in your toes, bunions are more likely to form. It’s true that ill-fitting footwear — like pointy shoes and high heels — can increase your risk of bunions, but inherited faulty foot mechanics further increase your risk under these circumstances.

Sometimes bunions stem from joint damage due to injuries or even arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis, since your joint can become deformed and unstable. These issues can make you more prone to developing bunions over time.

Do I need treatment for bunions?

Yes. The major concern with bunions is that they get worse over time. So even if you have a minor bunion that doesn’t seem to be bothering you much, chances are, it’s going to gradually worsen and start causing symptoms.

It’s especially important to start bunion treatments at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates if you already have bunions that are lowering your quality of life. Dr. Worman wants to evaluate you if your bunion is causing:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Corns or calluses

You should also get started on bunion treatment right away if you have stiffness and limited range-of-motion in your big toe joint.

How are bunions treated?

Your bunion treatment plan from Worman Foot & Ankle Associates typically begins with a combination of conservative treatments. Dr. Worman may suggest any of the following bunion therapies.

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Corn or callus removal
  • Injection therapy with corticosteroids
  • Padding, taping or strapping your big toe
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Usually, bunion surgery is the absolute last resort if you have a severely stiff and swollen bunion, or if conservative treatments aren’t effective. Dr. Worman specializes in minimally invasive bunion surgeries to correct and realign your big toe joint, so you won’t have to live another day with bunion pain or discomfort.

No matter which type of bunion treatment is right for you, at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates, Dr. Worman cares for you every step of the way.

You can get relief from agonizing bunion pain by getting started on treatment at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates. Schedule your bunion evaluation online or over the phone.