Dr. Edward Orman has experience dealing with bunions, which is why he provides his Baltimore patients with state-of-the-art care at his Perry Hall and Fallston, MD, offices.
More About Bunions
If you start to notice the joint of your big toe becoming larger, then you may have a bunion. The protrusion of the bunions can be very painful and cause other issues. The medical term for bunion is hallux abductovalgus or HAV deformity.
Effect of Bunions on Feet:
The problem with bunions is that they can cause the formation of other toe deformities, such as hammertoes, bursitis, arthritis, corns, and calluses.
Some other issues include:
- Walking can be an obstacle because it rubs against your shoes causing friction, pressure, redness, and, eventually, pain.
- as the big toe moves towards the 2nd toe, it can cause a hammertoe and the 2nd toe may eventually overlap the big toe. What is called a crossover toe.
Causes of Bunions
There are several reasons people end up forming a bunion. Here are a few:
- Flat feet
- Foot injuries
- Genetic issues
- Neuromuscular problems
- Faulty foot structure
Your Baltimore podiatrist can help relieve your bunion pain using several techniques and methods:
- Providing you with protective padding, usually felt material, to eliminate friction and alleviate inflammation of skin and shoes
- Removing any developed corns and calluses
- Prescribing orthotic devices help support joints and position the foot to help you walk more easily.
- Teaching you special exercises that help prevent stiffness or arthritis
- Providing splints at night to align your toe and joint
- Recommending shoes designed to accommodate bunions.
- Performing a bunionectomy, which is a surgical procedure
Bunions are painful to deal with. If you live in the Baltimore area and have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, just call your podiatrist Dr. Edward Orman, at Honeygo Podiatry servicing the Baltimore Metro area. If surgical correction is desired, Dr. Orman is the first physician in the Baltimore Metro area performing a state of the art procedure called Lapiplasty. Which corrects the deformity in 3 planes to limit the risk of recurrence.