Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a detailed physical examination of the foot and the affected area and will also request an X-ray of the foot to define the severity.
Treatment focuses on relieving pain and inflammation and preserving mobility, through:
- Painkillers and anti-inflammatories, as well as injected cortisone.
- Cryotherapy to relieve inflammation.
- Orthopedic insoles that protect the affected areas and facilitate feet movement.
- Comfortable and wide shoes.
In extreme cases, you may require surgery to:
- Adjust the bones to correct the angle of the joint.
- Remove part of the bone to repair the big toe physiology.
- Remove the inflamed tissue that surrounds the joint.
- Link the bones of the joint.
It is important that you follow your doctor’s recommendations to avoid the subsequent appearance of another bunion. You can prevent the formation of bunions with the use of wide and comfortable shoes that give adequate space to the fingers, no footwear should press or squeeze the feet.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.
We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery.
- Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
- Trauma surgery.
- Hand surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Spinal surgery.