SAN ANTONIO, TX, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dr. Ed Davis is an expert San Antonio Podiatrist who strives to provide his patients with exceptional foot and ankle care at each visit. To further improve the health of his patients' feet, Dr. Davis offers improved treatment of bunions for patients in San Antonio. A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue of this joint is misaligned. As a result, the toe is forced to crowd the other toes, causing pain and discomfort for patients.
"If bunions are left untreated, walking and other day to day activities can be extremely painful. Bunions can also change the shape of a person's foot, which can make it even more difficult to find shoes that fit properly-worsening the symptoms," said Dr. Ed Davis of patients in San Antonio with bunions.
Bunions are often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. It is not the bunion itself that is inherited, but certain foot types that make a person prone to developing a bunion. According to Dr. Davis, although wearing shoes that crowd the toes won't actually cause bunions, it sometimes makes the deformity get progressively worse. Symptoms may therefore appear sooner.
"Symptoms occur most often when the shoes that you are wearing crowd your toes, such as shoes with a tight toe box or high heels," Dr. Davis explained about bunions in San Antonio. "This further proves why women are more likely to have symptoms of bunions than men. Additionally, spending long periods of time on your feet may also increase your risk of bunion pain."
Early treatments are aimed at easing the pain of bunions, but they won't reverse the deformity itself. Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity. The main goal for bunion treatment is to relieve the pressure and pain cause by irritations. When conservative treatments fail or the pain persists, a surgical procedure known as a bunionectomy may be recommended to remove the bunion, realign the toe joint and alleviate the pressure. Dr. Davis, podiatrist in San Antonio, Texas, works with each patient to determine the best treatment available for bringing relief to his or her bunion pain.
For more information on bunions and the treatments available by Dr. Ed Davis, a San Antonio, Texas podiatrist, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.southtexaspodiatrist.com
. Dr. Davis encourages each patient to visit his office for treatment early so that bunions do not progress into more disabling conditions.
About San Antonio South Texas Podiatrist: Dr. Ed Davis offers over 25 years of experience treating foot and ankle problems. The practice offers a wide range of podiatric procedures and treatments, including Achilles tendon, ankle instability, corns, diabetic foot and hammertoes. Additionally, Dr. Davis specializes in bunion care and treatment for heel pain, and is now offering a new heel pain relief procedure known as Topaz Procedure in his San Antonio practice.
Dr. Ed Davis, DPM, FACFAS
502 Madison Oak #346
San Antonio, TX 78258