Fall Foot Pain?

September 11, 2017
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Autumn is a painful time of year for many women.

                With the transition from open-toed sandals to closed-in boots and shoes, women are seeking relief for painful bunions.  This trend plays out in the examining rooms of many foot and ankle surgeons every autumn.  Bunion patients describe a constant, throbbing pain, even when they take their shoes off.

Some women inquire about surgery in the fall because they're less busy than in summer months. Surgery is a last-resort treatment for women with painful bunions.

For many women, simple changes like wearing shoes with wider toe boxes can significantly reduce bunion pain.  Custom shoe inserts, gel- or foam-filled padding and anti-inflammatory medications may also provide pain relief.

When the pain of a bunion interferes with a woman's daily activities, it's time to discuss surgical options.

How can we help you?

The professional staff at Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care find caring for your podiatric health exceptionally rewarding. If you are experiencing pain, please don't wait. Contact the office right away for an appointment at one of our two offices. In Irwin, call (724) 863-0996. For the Greensburg location, call (724) 832-1000.