HGTV. TLC. DIY Network. There’s a do-it-yourself epidemic, and Americans are glued to their screens watching their favorites. Whether you want to add curb appeal to the outside of your home, or a whole new style to your indoor living space, the television experts make it look so easy. However, many of us have invested time into these endeavors only to experience an epic (and often comical) fail. Curtains that are too short, or uneven pavers are fixable, but taking a DIY attitude in the area of bunion treatment can lead to long-term pain. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we believe that guided, conservative treatment for this common foot deformity will provide relief for many of our patients.
Shopping is typically a project that people do on their own, and while our staff won’t take you to your favorite shoe store, they will help you to understand your arch type and shoe needs. Finding footwear with plenty of room in the toe area and the proper level of support will help ease your discomfort. Custom orthotics or specialized shoes, prescribed by our office, may provide additional relief.
Our foot specialists may recommend exercises to maintain joint mobility and slow down the development of a bunion. Something as simple as stretching your big toe, or using your toes to pick up a towel can aid with flexibility. Following your specific treatment plan and being consistent with interventions is key to your improved foot health.
Are You Looking for a Bunion Specialist in Austin, TX?
If you are looking for bunion care, you should reach out to an experienced podiatrist. Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists can help. Our office provides a wide variety of advanced, effective treatment options for all kinds of painful conditions. Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us online our Austin office at 512.328.8900.