Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Oakbrook Bunions Foot Doctor

Are you experiencing a lot of pain on the side of your big toe? Is it becoming more and more difficult to find shoes that fit, and are comfortable? If so, it sounds that you may be suffering from a bunion. Many people come to AFP Podiatry Lombard to get bunions treatment in Oakbrook.

Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Our practice doctor is Dr. Philip L. Forni. Dr. Forni is an expert foot doctor who is a double board certified podiatric physician from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is an expert and highly trained foot doctor who provides successful treatment for many foot problems including bunions. Bunions are a very common deformity of the joint of the big toe. When you have a bunion, the base of the big toe becomes enlarged, and the area skin may become tender. Walking becomes painful as the toe joint flexes. The big toe may end up moving toward your other toes as the joint juts outward. When a bunion becomes painful, bunions treatment in Oakbrook becomes necessary, or the pain may well become worse

While many people believe that you get a bunion from wearing shoes that are too narrow, this is really not the case. People may inherit a certain foot structure that can lead to bunions. Foot injuries may also cause bunions, along with other foot problems such as flat feet or low arches. Bunions can also cause numbness in the big toe or swelling or stiffness near the affected joint. Bunions treatment in Oakbrook can include many different solutions including: wearing the proper foot to provide support and room to accommodate the bunion; anti-inflammatory drugs; cortisone injections; and orthotic devices provide by our foot doctor. If these measures all fail to provide bunion relief, our foot doctor may recommend some type of bunion surgery to relieve pressure and to help the toe joint to return to its original, normal condition. There are a few different types of bunion surgery; one involves shaving off the enlarged portion of the bone and realigning the muscles. Another surgical option is called an osteotomy and involves cutting and rotating the bone, and using screws and pins to secure the bones into place. Our foot doctor will be able to discuss all options with you. If you would like to see what can be done to relieve your bunion pain, make an appointment today to see Dr. Forni at AFP Podiatry Lombard.

AFP Podiatry Lombard
2340 S Highland Ave. Suite 100
Lombard, IL.
(630) 620-4848