Can I get rid of a bunion on my own?

Painful bunionsUnfortunately, you cannot simply get rid of a bunion yourself. The only way to banish the painful bump is by way of a surgical procedure. There are, however, things you can do to slow the progression of the problem and ease painful symptoms.

Choosing shoes with wide and deep toe boxes, low heels, and made of materials that offer a little give to accommodate the bump, will go a long way toward reducing discomfort. Stretching your big toe, using bunion pads, and wearing splints that hold the toe in proper position can all help as well. You can also try taping your toe in to place, or slipping orthotics into your shoes. If your bunion is red, swollen, and painful like they can often be, take a load off, ice the area, and relieve inflammation with medication.

If these methods fail to bring you relief, then you might want to consider the only true way to get rid of a bunion, and that’s surgery. Call Dr. O to discuss your options by dialing (303) 805-5156.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC