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Foot Pain From Bunions – When to See a Foot Doctor

Foot Pain From Bunions – When to See a Foot Doctor

Bunions are a painful foot condition which plague a surprising number of people. Bunions are caused by the big toe leaning toward and against another toe. Eventually, the friction causes a bony hump, which typically form on the bottom of the big toe and at the joint. This is why bunions cause undue pain. But, when is it time to see a foot doctor?

Foot Pain From Bunions – When to See a Foot Doctor

Although proper footwear often helps to prevent and/or alleviate symptoms, bunions can still become a difficult foot condition. When you experience foot pain from bunions, these are the times when you need to see a foot doctor:

? You can’t get through the day without experiencing interruptive, unavoidable pain in your feet. Basically, if you cannot get through the day, it’s time to see a foot doctor.
? You begin to notice your big toe is starting to overlap the toe next to it. This is known as “displacement” and it must be dealt with right away — time to see a foot doctor.
? If you have diabetes or PAD (peripheral arterial disease), you risk bunions which become irritated, red, and even might break open. In this case, it’s definitely time to see a foot doctor.Also, see a foot doctor if the bunion isn’t better within two to three weeks of home remedies and/or OTC treatments. For help with any foot problems in the Houston area, please see our website at http://www.houstonfamilyfootandankle.com