Westlake Village, CA podiatrist provides treatment for bunions and other common foot-related ailments.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dr. Stefan Feldman and Dr. Charles Kelman are premier podiatrists in Westlake Village who work with residents suffering from bunions. Patients visit The Foot Specialists when they suffer from severe bunions in Westlake Village and are in need of effective treatments and therapies.
"Some people incorrectly assume that a bunion is just a growth of skin that can be shaved off. However, it is actually a bone that is protruding from the inside of the foot. It's caused by the big toe constantly pushing into the rest of the toes over long periods of time. The bone, called the first metatarsal bone, slowly moves outward as the big toe moves inward," said Dr. Stefan Feldman, a Westlake Village podiatrist.
As you can imagine, bunions develop slowly over time. The patient may feel some pain, and see it developing, but some people don't get it treated until it's fully developed and causing major issues. Some experts believe that bunions run in the family -- it may be a gene that makes the metatarsal bone more prone to moving out of place or that causes problems in the general structure of the foot.
Arthritis can also cause bunions when the bones become inflamed and weak. However, in most cases it is caused by poor treatment of the feet. For instance, some people wear poor quality shoes that pinch the toes and feet together, making the big toes move inward. It starts at a young age and progresses, as the patient gets older. Women are particularly prone to bunions because they wear painful high-heeled shoes with pointy toes.
Some people who suffer from bunions feel that they're stuck with this foot problem, but the truth is that it can be treated and corrected. Westlake Village, CA podiatrists Dr. Feldman and Dr. Kelman offer several effective solutions.
When caught early on, bunions can be treated with a corrective pad, split, or orthotic wrap, which is usually custom designed for your foot. It slowly moves the bone back into place over time. Applying ice and special medication over time may also help. The most common solution for advanced stage bunions is surgery.
When searching for a solution to bunions, Westlake Village residents can call on Dr. Stefan Feldman and Dr. Charles Kelman for help. It's a distressing condition, not just physically but also emotionally, but there is no need to despair--contact Dr. Feldman and Dr. Kelman of The Foot Specialists at http://www.feldmanandkelmandpms.com
to set up an appointment to discuss a solution.
About The Foot Specialists: Dr. Stefan Feldman received his undergraduate education at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1978, graduating Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. Feldman served as a Podiatric Surgical Resident at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Warren, Michigan until 1980. Dr. Charles Kelman attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1978. He was also a Podiatric Surgical Resident at Kern Hospital until 1980.
Dr. Stefan Feldman
32144 Agoura Rd. Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA 91361
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