Bunion Specialist

Dr. Frank Henry, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Victoria, TX & Marble Falls, TX

If you have a red and inflamed bump at the base of your big toe that rubs up against the inside of your shoe, you have a bunion. With his expertise in modern conservative and surgical bunion solutions, Dr. Frank Henry can treat your uncomfortable bunions at either office in Victoria and Marble Falls, Texas. Use the online scheduler to book your bunion evaluation, or call Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist directly.

Bunion Q & A

What causes bunions?

 

When your big toes don’t have adequate room inside your shoes, they’re forced to rest on top of (or underneath) your smaller toes. In many cases, snug-fitting shoes — like high heels and pointy shoes — are the culprit. Ill-fitting footwear can cause your toes to squeeze into an abnormal alignment and over time, your big toe joint starts to change shape permanently.

Your shoes aren’t the only things to blame when it comes to bunions. Bunions are also linked to:

  • Trauma
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis
  • High arches
  • Sports injuries

You can even develop the same type of condition in your smallest toe. In this case, it’s called a “bunionette” or “tailor’s bunion.”

When should I see a podiatrist for bunions?

What many bunion sufferers don’t realize is that you have plenty of options for pain relief. Bunion discomfort isn’t anything you should have to live with or simply ignore. You should schedule a bunion evaluation at Dr. Frank Henry if you’re experiencing any of the following bunion symptoms:

 

  • Corns or calluses
  • Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Burning
  • Stabbing

Dr. Frank Henry also wants to see you if your affected toe is becoming stiff and restricts your normal foot motions. He can use in-office diagnostic X-rays to determine the severity of your bunions and find the best course of treatment for your needs.

Which bunion treatment do I need?

Your bunion treatment plan from Dr. Frank Henry is entirely tailored to you. Dr. Frank Henry is likely going to combine two or more of the following conservative bunion therapies:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Padding, strapping, or taping
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Surgery is reserved for severe bunions that don’t respond to conservative treatments

You can get the bunion relief you need with Dr. Frank Henry. Find out which bunion treatment is right for you by scheduling an evaluation either online or over the phone.

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