You don’t know when it happened, but at some point, taking even the slightest steps while wearing relatively teeth footwear has become a test of fortitude. Living your everyday life shouldn’t feel so challenging—or painful. Don’t let bunions take control of your life. Take the fight to those bunions by visiting Westchester Podiatric Medicine. Head over to our location soon and for top-notch treatment at our Bronxville foot clinic.
You might be wondering what in the world even causes those unsightly little enlargements. Wish there was a more detailed answer for that, but the honest answer is that the root cause of bunions is a bit of a mystery. It’s likely that genetic predisposition is one major contributing factor. Overpronation, for example, inherently creates a predisposition to developing bunions Another possible culprit is improper biomechanics, which create a the phalangeal joint (in the metatarsal) to become unstable. Surprisingly, footwear does not cause bunions, but if you can steer clear of tight fits, it’ll go a long way toward minimizing day-to-day pain and discomfort. Some other (less common) causes of bunions include: neuromuscular disorders (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or polio), trauma (sprains, nerve injuries, and fractures), and limb-length discrepancies (uneven leg length). Ultimately, you’ll want to get your questions answers by a professional, who can take a look at your bunions and make an informed assessment. You’ll find such a person at Westchester Podiatric Medicine. Then, after a proper evaluation, you should be well on your way to our Bronxville foot clinic.
It’s simply the best option to immediately do away with these painful enlargements. With that said, don’t hesitate to reach out to Westchester Podiatric Medicine. You can reach out to us either via phone or e-mail—whichever your preference. And then swing by our Bronxville foot clinic. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.