If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness at the base of your toe, it’s likely that you’re developing a bunion. Bunions are bone deformities that can make wearing certain shoes painful and uncomfortable. They can also cause pain and inflammation once fully formed.

Unfortunately, treating bunions permanently can’t be done without surgical intervention. At LePoer Podiatry, we offer custom orthotics to help avoid the appearance of this problem and surgery to help solve it for good. Get in touch with our Providence, Rhode Island office to learn more.


Photo of a person's feet with bunions

What Are Bunions?

Bunions can form if you constantly wear shoes that are too narrow and crowd the feet. This is why women tend to develop bunions more often than men; many women’s shoes have narrow toe boxes. High heels can make matters worse by forcing the toes even deeper into the narrowed tip. Other causes may be; flat feet, trauma to the foot, Inflammatory arthritis, and family genetics.

Common signs of bunions include:

  • Tenderness and inflammation
  • Redness over your toe joint
  • Restricted toe joint movement
  • Calluses over the bony bump
  • Difficulty wearing shoes comfortably

What Are the Treatment Options?

At LePoer Podiatry, we offer custom orthotics to help prevent the formation of bunions and surgical intervention to treat them if they appear. During your consultation, we will evaluate the look of your feet and your symptoms in order to determine what the best treatment option is. Get in touch to learn more today.

Treatments for Bunions in Providence, Rhode Island

If you have deformities in your feet, we urge you to connect with our team today. We offer custom orthotics and surgical treatments to help alleviate your pain and discomfort. Learn more by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.

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Give your feet and legs the care they deserve here at LePoer Podiatry. We offer several surgical and non-surgical care options, including advanced laser treatments, to give you the best care in Providence. Schedule now by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (401) 453-2000.