Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

5 Tips for Post Bunion Surgery Recovery

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Apr 10, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Bunions can often be treated conservatively through the use of orthotics, shoe modifications or padding efforts. However, when a bunion deformity doesn’t respond to typical treatments, there may be a need for surgery. Unfortunately, these types of surgical procedures call for a good deal of healing time, and here are five tips to help streamline post-bunion-surgery recovery.

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Topics: feet, toe pain

Should You Go to the Doctor For a Broken Toe?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 28, 2018 10:06:15 AM

The short answer is Yes. Yes, you should you should go to the doctor if you suspect your toe is broken.

When you drop a weight on your toe or stub it, its difficult to say what comes first, the swearing or the pain. And if it is indeed broken, it's hard to believe how much a small bone can wreak such havoc.  However, on the brighter side, most toe fractures require simple treatments such as buddy splinting and probably a wider stable shoe. Some toe fractures, though, may require surgery to allow them to heal in the correct alignment. This is the main reason why you may need to have your toe sprain or fracture evaluated. 

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Topics: toe pain

Toe Pain - What Could It Be?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 10, 2018 4:28:06 PM
Even though the big toe is relatively small by comparison to the entire body, it can cause big pain if something isn't right. Here are 5 reasons you may be experiencing pain associated with the big toe:
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Topics: toe pain

Did You Know?

The human foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons that work together to keep you balanced and active. When there’s an injury or pain with any of them, it affects more than just your foot. Foot disorders can prevent you from performing your regular daily activities or enjoying the things you love.

75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lifetime. This blog provides helpful information and resources regarding the most common foot problems. If you’d like more information about any of the topics, or to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist, contact us today.

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