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By Henry Slomowitz DPM
September 17, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   Bunion Care  

Bunion TreatmentA bunion is a common foot deformity that affects up to 37 percent of the American population, ages 18-65, according to a study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Bunions change the way your feet look, how they feel, and how they fit into your favorite shoewear. In some cases, patients develop additional foot problems, like hammertoes and painful calluses. Learn how you can become bunion-free and save your feet with the help of Dr. Henry Slomowitz, a foot doctor serving patients in Paterson, and Paramus, New Jersey.

Living with Bunions
Bunions, also called Hallux valgus, is a foot condition that can be difficult to live with—especially when the foot becomes rigidly deformed. It is caused by a progressive shifting of the large toe toward the other toes. The joint on the side of the foot moves in the opposite direction, causing a large bony bump to form. The front of the foot begins to look triangular in shape. The toes can squeeze together and overlap, making them look tangled. Bunions are usually caused by wearing tight pointy shoes that press the toes together unnaturally. This condition is also hereditary in some patients because of the way their feet are shaped and structured.

Treating Bunions
Bunions can usually be treated conservatively if you seek help from your foot doctor when they start to form. These are some of the possible treatments:

- Protective padding placed between the toes and around the feet.
- Orthotic supports and shoes.
- Splints worn while sleeping to realign the joints.
- Joint exercises and physical therapy.
- Removal of painful calluses on the feet.
- Bunionectomy surgery in more advanced cases.

Keeping Your Feet Bunion-Free
It's important to be aware of the daily actions that caused you to develop a case of bunions in the first place. Here are some tips for keeping your feet free from bunions:

- Toss uncomfortable shoes and trade them in for footwear that's roomier around the toes.
- Wear your prescribed orthotic devices.
- Keep the feet and joints flexible with daily foot exercises.

Getting Your Feet Back to Normal
See your foot doctor to learn the ways that your bunions can be treated, and how you can get relief from physical and aesthetic discomfort. Call (973) 684-1011 or (201) 599-9255 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Henry Slomowitz at his office in Paterson or Paramus, NJ (also serving Ridgewood, NJ patients).

By Henry Slomowitz DPM
November 09, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions  

Find out how to stave off bunion pain and swelling.bunions

This fairly common foot deformity can often go unnoticed by many people who have one; however, not everyone is that lucky. Some people deal with bunions that cause a lot of pain and discomfort, especially when walking around or wearing shoes. Our Hackensack and Ridgewood area podiatrist in Paterson and Paramus, NJ, Dr. Henry Slomowitz, is here to tell you some simple solutions for preventing bunion symptoms from kicking in.

The only way to truly fix a bunion is to get surgery; however, surgery is the last resort that patients consider because there are so many easier and less aggressive ways to manage bunion symptoms. Here are some simple solutions to prevent your bunion from getting worse:

Inspect the Shoes You Wear

We know you don’t want to but it’s time that you put your footwear under the microscope. Well, not literally, but it’s important that you look at the shoes you wear and fairly assess whether they are healthy for your feet or if they are making problems worse.

High heels and shoes that bunch up the toes or put too much pressure on your bunion are going to make matters worse. It’s time to ditch those shoes and opt for ones that offer far more stability and support while also giving your toes room to move around.

Try Splinting

Walking or running can put a lot of unnecessary pressure on your bunion, which could aggravate it throughout the day. Besides changing the kinds of shoes you wear, it might also be advantageous for you to ask one of our Hackensack and Ridgewood area foot doctor in Paterson and Paramus how to properly tape or splint your foot. By splinting the foot you can realign the foot so that pressure is being distributed more evenly when you walk.

If you are dealing with bunion problems then it’s time you turned to the foot care team that can help get you back on your feet. We have offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ, to serve you in Hackensack and Ridgewood better. Call us today.

BunionNational League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi might be unable to hold rallies for constitutional amendments due to the toll her bunion surgery has taken on her. A colleague from the NLD’s information department stated that it will depend on how she is feeling after further check-ups. Although procedure went as planned and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is recovering well, but Kyi currently cannot stand on her own for very long. Unfortunately, a rally in Maubin has already been cancelled, and her family doctor advised her to call off all public appearances for the next month.

Although there are different treatment options for bunions, they may remain as a painful and stubborn condition. If you are suffering from foot pain caused by bunions, it is important to seek the care of a podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can work with you to determine the appropriate treatment options for your bunions.

Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe, connecting to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. This area around the base of the big toes may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are usually genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes, or running and walking can cause stress on the feet. High heeled shoes and putting weight from the body pushes the toes into a position, causing a bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can be identified while doing a blood test.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe shifting toward the smaller toes, this usually indicates a bunion.

Treatment  

Wearing a wider shoe can remove the pressure on the bunion and reduce pain. High heeled shoes should not be worn, as this forces the big toe inward toward smaller toes. Avoiding these types of shoes will eliminate the pain associated with bunions, but if it continues, medication may be prescribed.

Orthotics or special foot soles may help the area by providing relief. But if these types of treatments do not work, surgery is required.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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By gary@hurtheel.com
November 29, 2012
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Bunions  

According to The Daily Mail, and online news agency, many women pay the price of wearing high heels when they develop bunions later in life. In order to fix these bunions, surgeries that inserts a metal rod into the foot or that fuse the joints together are done. However, this can create serious inflexibility and discomfort. But there is now a new procedure that uses surgical screws to alleviate bunions, which is not only a more pain-free method of relief, but one that is also less prone to infection.

According to the article, bunions can be a painful and debilitating form of foot pain that should be treated right away. If you have bunions or are experiencing pain you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz from New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz will examine your feet and determine whether or not you have bunions, and then provide the appropriate treatment options if you do in fact suffer from bunions.


Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure.

Treatment  

To learn more about the treatments for bunions, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.

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