Adler Footcare Blog

Are You a Candidate for Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Sep 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

You may be considering surgical options for the bony bump on your big toe because it’s restricting you from completing your everyday routines or activities, limiting you from walking more than a few blocks without severe pain, or not even allowing you to bend or straighten your toe any longer.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Is Getting a Pedicure a Good Form of Bunion Treatment?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Certain foot problems may cause you to shy away from getting pedicures, and some for good reason – like toenail fungus, which can be easily spread. But what about other problems that are just unattractive, like bunions? Not only might you be embarrassed by your bunion, but you could also be experiencing foot pain. Is it safe to get a pedicure when you have a bunion? Is it a viable bunion treatment option?

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Topics: Bunion, Foot Care, Pedicures

3 Trendy Bunion Treatments That Do Nothing for Your Bump

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The latest bunion treatment options may seem the best way to treat your bunion because you can do it from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule without having to wait for an appointment with a podiatrist. While some of these treatments may help ease the foot pain caused by your bunion, none of them will actually correct the underlying issue causing the pain – but there is a solution that will.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion

Your Best Options to Ease Foot Pain Caused By Running With Bunions

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Blisters, calluses and black toenails are common cosmetic issues for runners that don’t very often interfere with running routines because they are easily treatable; but the foot pain that comes from running with bunions is a different story. Bunions are extremely uncomfortable and not easy to get rid of, but there are bunion treatment options that will help ease your pain when running.

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Topics: Bunion, foot pain, Running

How to Fix Bunions and Avoid Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you’re bothered by bunions on your feet, wouldn’t it be great to find a way to get rid of them without taking drastic measures like foot surgery? You can learn how to fix bunions, or at least manage the pain they are causing, and steer clear of traumatic foot surgery, maybe even indefinitely.

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Topics: Bunion, foot surgery

How to Fix Bunions Without Causing You More Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

A bunion is a bump on your big toe as a result of the big toe joint moving out of place over time. It could be caused by hereditary factors, such as muscle strengths and weaknesses, but is aggravated by improper foot wear that causes excessive friction and pressure on the bunion.

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Topics: Bunion, foot pain

The Beautiful Truth About Your Ugly Bunion & the Foot Pain it Causes

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

May 8, 2015 12:34:44 PM

If you’re an idealistic optimist who always sees the world through rose colored glasses then you can find beauty in even the ugliest situation - even bunions causing you foot pain.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion

Don't Just 'Shield' Yourself - Get the Right Bunion Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 4, 2015 3:00:00 PM

A bunion forms as a bony bump on your big toe, caused by a faulty foot structure. The faulty foot structure is inherited and creates a structural misalignment of your big toe. In many cases people live with a bunion for years without any problems. A bunion can get worse by continued bone growth, and poorly fitting shoes that aggravate the bunion. This can become very painful and cause you to start looking into ways to ease your foot pain.

Changing to shoes that fit your feet better is one solution. You may also come across something called a bunion shield. Learn more in the excerpt below!

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Is Crisco Really a Viable Bunion Treatment?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 14, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Just when we thought we’d heard about every possible home remedy under the sun to treat foot problems, something new pops up. This time it’s Crisco. There’s no doubt Crisco can work its magic on a number of things besides cooking – such as squeaky hinges, getting gum out of hair, or polishing shoes – but when it comes to bunion treatment we seriously have our doubts. Even if a celebrity swears by it, like in the following excerpt:

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery

How to Prevent Bunions: 3 Things You Can Do Now

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Why would someone be reading an article about how to prevent bunions? Well, you might have a friend who has a really ugly bunion and complains about it to you all the time. The foot pain it’s causing is something that you hope to never have to deal with. You might have a family member who has a bunion, and since you’ve recently learned that bunions are genetic you’ll do anything in your power to not end up with feet like mom or dad. Or you might be a foot model and a bunion would completely ruin your hopes of ever walking the runway or being part of a shoe commercial again. Maybe more realistic is that your day job does in fact require you to be on your feet and foot pain caused by a bunion would threaten your work ability.

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Topics: Bunion, Foot Care