According to The Daily Mail, and online news agency, many women pay the price of wearing high heels when they develop bunions later in life. In order to fix these bunions, surgeries that inserts a metal rod into the foot or that fuse the joints together are done. However, this can create serious inflexibility and discomfort. But there is now a new procedure that uses surgical screws to alleviate bunions, which is not only a more pain-free method of relief, but one that is also less prone to infection.
According to the article, bunions can be a painful and debilitating form of foot pain that should be treated right away. If you have bunions or are experiencing pain you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Kenneth Lefkowitz of Quality Foot Care. Dr. Lefkowitz will examine your feet and determine whether or not you have bunions, and then provide the appropriate treatment options if you do in fact suffer from bunions.
Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.
Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet.
A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.
Blood Tests – testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.
Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure.
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