Experiencing foot pain? At the office of Ozark Foot & Ankle PLC, our skilled podiatrists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a sweeping range of foot-related health issues. From plantar fasciitis and hammertoe, to bunions and more, your feet will be in the very best of hands at our practice.
The structure of our feet, along with certain biomechanical assets or flaws, is sometimes passed from one generation to the next. However, despite genetics, there are a host of foot problems that can develop as the result of injury, repetitive stress, unhealthy choices in footwear, or certain medical conditions. In the case of bunions, foot mechanics that put too much pressure on the big toe joint may be the basis of the disorder. Your risk may be increased by way you walk, your inherited foot type, wearing ill fitting shoes or certain styles of footwear, as well as having an occupation that puts a lot of stress on the feet. Additionally individuals with injuries to foot alignment, neuromuscular disorders, congenital deformities, or joint conditions may be more likely to develop bunions.
As your podiatrist, we provide expert care and will carefully examine your feet using the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatment methods. With a proper diagnosis, we can determine if treatment is required, or simply periodic evaluation. While bunions cannot be reversed, a variety of treatment options exist to alleviate the pain and discomfort they can cause. Common treatments include changing footwear, wearing orthotics, using padding, icing and/or changing activities to ones, which put less strain on the affected area. Should more extensive therapy be required, you can trust in our experts to help you make the most well-informed decision about your treatment.
At the office of Ozark Foot & Ankle PLC, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Ozark Foot & Ankle PLLC
November 28, 2022