If your bunion causes a lot of pain or if the deformity of your joint is severe, your podiatrist might recommend bunion surgery. Bunion surgery reduces pain and it may make it comfortable to wear shoes and allow you to be more active. Here's a look at what happens when you get bunion surgery and what to expect during recovery.
How Bunion Surgery Helps
There are several different approaches to bunion surgery, and your doctor decides what's best for you depending on how severely your joint is affected.
Most people will have an ingrown toenail at some point, but in some cases, the same toenail repeatedly becomes embedded in the surrounding skin. In this case, there are several strategies that can fix the problem permanently.
Think About Your Shoes And Foot Care
Your shoes and the way you care for your feet can contribute to the same toenail becoming ingrown. Make sure the shoes you wear always fit properly.
Heel pain makes you feel miserable. If it's severe, you may even find it difficult to walk and do the things you need to do. There are different causes of heel pain, so you may need to see a podiatrist to determine if you have plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis, or another problem. Knowing the cause of your pain makes it easier to find an effective treatment. If your pain is caused by bursitis, you may need to rest and change the type of shoes you wear.
Most people complain about aching feet after a long day of standing, but how do you know when your aching feet are telling you that there is a deeper problem? Unfortunately, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions that a lot of sufferers never realize they have because it often gets blamed on something else. The quicker you know that you have plantar fasciitis, the faster you can get the right treatment and find some much-needed relief.
It's no secret that winter weather makes it difficult to navigate your surroundings, so it's not uncommon to slip and fall on a patch of ice. You may initially brush off your injury as a minor mishap, but an ice-related fall can do some major damage to your body. Approximately 20% of falls that occur among men and women over the age of 65 result in serious injuries, and falls can create medical issues for people of all ages.