MEMPHIS, TN, April 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients who experience pain in their toe areas or with physical activities such as walking or running, should visit Dr. Nathan Lucas in Memphis, TN for further diagnosis and treatment. When this pain occurs, a patient might have developed a bunion. A bunion is a very common foot disorder and is most commonly treated by conservative means, involving such methods as shoe modification, padding and orthotics.
"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. If left untreated, walking and other daily activities can trigger extreme pain," said Dr. Nathan Lucas about bunions in Memphis, TN patients.
A bunion can even change the shape of a person's foot, which makes it difficult to find shoes that fit properly. With the help of Dr. Nathan Lucas, and simple conservative measures, bunion pain may be managed without foot surgery in Memphis, TN. Symptoms can occur most often when wearing shoes that crowd the toes, such as in women who wear high heels, which can explain why women are more prone to developing bunions than men. Spending long amounts of time on a person's feet can also aggravate the symptoms of a bunion.
It is very important for patients to visit foot doctor in Memphis, TN, Dr. Nathan Lucas, for proper observation of their feet in order to better understand the extent of the bunion. To reduce the chance of damage to the joint, periodic evaluation and x-rays are advised by Dr. Lucas.
Early treatment from Dr. Lucas is aimed at easing the pain of the bunion for Memphis, TN patients, but they will not reverse the deformity itself. Conservative treatments include:
- Changes in shoe wear
- Activity modification
- Orthotic devices
- Other therapies offered at Dr. Lucas' office
If non-surgical treatments fail to relieve bunion pain for patients in Memphis, TN, in addition to the bunion interfering with daily activities, Dr. Nathan Lucas may recommend foot surgery. A variety of surgical procedures are available to treat bunions, and are designed to remove the bunion bump of bone, correct the changes in the bony structure of the foot, and correct soft tissue changes that may also have occurred. The main goal of surgery is to reduce the pain that a patient may be experiencing with their bunion.
Patients should talk to Dr. Nathan Lucas, a foot surgeon in Memphis, TN, at the first sign of a bunion in order to discuss treatment options and prevent progression of the deformity. For more information on Dr. Lucas and the treatment of bunions in Memphis, TN, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.drnathanlucas.com/
About Advanced Foot & Ankle Care of Memphis, LLC: Advanced Foot and Ankle Care of Memphis, LLC is owned and operated by Dr. Nathan Lucas. Board certified in corrective and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Lucas has been in private practice for over 16 years. In addition to being a skilled cosmetic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Nathan Lucas is certified in foot and ankle arthroscopy and nerve decompression surgery. Dr. Lucas has trained residents and other podiatric surgeons on advanced foot and ankle surgical techniques. He is a sought after lecturer, mentor and motivational speaker, and currently serves on several local and national boards
Dr. Nathan Lucas, DPM. FACFAS
2900 Kirby Parkway #5
Memphis, TN 38119
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