WHITE PLAINS, NY, December 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients in White Plains with a bunion may experience pain when wearing shoes that are too tight or while walking or running. A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions form when the big toe pushes up against the other toes, forcing the big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from the normal profile of the foot. Left untreated, walking and other normal daily activities can trigger pain. With the help of Dr. Eric Peters, a foot doctor in White Plains, NY, and simple conservative measures, bunion pain may be managed and treated without surgery.
"When a bunion forms, it is important to begin treatment with conservative measures. If conservative treatment options do not provide the relief needed, we may look into bunion surgery. The goal of treatment is to alleviate the pressure caused by the bunion. By visiting my office, we will work with you to determine the best treatment for your feet," said Dr. Eric Peters about bunion treatment in White Plains.
The best relief from bunions is prevention, and that means giving the feet a break from heels and other restrictive shoes. If a bunion begins to form, patients can soak their feet in warm water for temporary relief in the early stages. However, if a patient already has a bunion, it is important to wear shoes that have enough room as to not put pressure on the bony projection. Non-surgical treatments that may help to relieve your pain and pressure of a bunion often include:
- Replacing poor fitting footwear with wearing wide fitting footwear
- Padding and taping to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems.
At-home care can help maintain the overall health of a person's feet, but it's always best to treat any long-lasting foot problems by visiting a professional podiatrist in White Plains who can provide the best treatments for bunions.
"When conservative treatments fail or the pain persists, there are surgical procedures available to correct the bunion. Depending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the toe, and pain experienced, conservative treatments may not be adequate to prevent progressive damage from bunions," said Dr. Peters, a White Plains podiatrist.
One surgical procedure, known as a bunionectomy, may be recommended to remove the bunion, realign the toe joint and alleviate the pressure. Bunion surgery generally involves an incision in the top or side of the big toe joint and the removal or realignment of soft tissue and bone. The surgery helps to relieve pain and restore normal alignment to the joint.
If you are suffering from bunion pain in White Plains, contact Dr. Eric Peters for further diagnosis and treatment. Your podiatrist in Memphis will be able to find an appropriate solution for finding relief for your bunion pain, whether it is conservative or through surgery.
Contact Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains about bunions and treatment available to eliminate pain and discomfort.
About Dr. Eric Peters: Dr. Eric Peters is a board certified podiatrist, and has been in private practice in New York since 1980. He specializes in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and has performed thousands of surgical procedures within the last 32 years. Dr. Peters was born and raised in NYC and attended the NY College of Podiatric Medicine in 1980. He is also a Diplomate at the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, certified in PinPointe Laser and is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Peters offers an array of services and treatments, including the treatment of heel pain, bunions and toenail fungus, among others.
Dr. Eric Peters
171 E. Post Rd. Suite 210-211
White Plains, NY 10601
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