The Orleans Dynamic foot Clinic offers you treatments for ingrown toenails, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton's neuroma, flat foot, and more. Contact our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to relief your foot pain.

La Clinique Podiatrique Orleans Dynamic vous offre des traitements adaptés pour les ongles incarnés, verrues plantaires, oignons, Névrome de Morton, pied plat, et bien plus. Contactez nos docteurs en médecine podiatrique pour soulage vos maux de pieds.

What are bunions?

A bunion begins with a deviation of the big toe. As it crowds into the other toes, the joint becomes strained and begins to protrude, creating a permanent swelling on the side of the foot. Bunions often worsen over time as irritation and inflammation of the joint increase.

Bunions are usually caused by an inherited structural defect. In some cases, they may be caused by stress on the foot or a medical condition like arthritis. Injuries, flat feet or pronation – a walking pattern that puts extra pressure on the toes – may also play a part. Wearing tight shoes can make the problem worse by irritating the joint, but it is not enough to cause the condition.

Daily discomfort

Bunions cause discomfort or pain as they are put under constant pressure. As the enlargement rubs continually against the shoe, the skin in that area may also become irritated and tender.

Because we depend so much upon on the joint of the big toe for walking, bunions often worsen over time. Left untreated, bunions may grow bigger, leading to chronic pain, difficulty walking and in some cases deformities.

Ways our Doctors of Podiatric Medecine can help

Bunion pain can be eased through various treatments available at the Orleans Dynamic Foot Clinic. Protective padding and orthotic devices can help by relieving pressure and minimizing irritation to the area. These measures can also help prevent bunions from worsening. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove the bunion and realign the toe. The first step towards feeling better on your feet is contacting the clinic for a consultation.

Understanding Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue in the foot. Sufferers experience it as pain in the front and bottom of the foot, usually the area between the third and fourth toes. The pain comes from an enlargement of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes.

The problem begins when a nerve is irritated by compression (say, from wearing tight shoes) or a stressful activity (like frequent running on a hard surface). An injury or trauma to the area may also lead to a neuroma. People with other foot issues – bunions, flat feet or more flexible feet – are also at a higher risk. Unaddressed, Morton’s neuroma may lead to chronic nerve pain.

The Orleans Dynamic foot Clinic offers you treatments for ingrown toenails, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton's neuroma, flat foot, and more. Contact our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to relief your foot pain.

La Clinique Podiatrique Orleans Dynamic vous offre des traitements adaptés pour les ongles incarnés, verrues plantaires, oignons, Névrome de Morton, pied plat, et bien plus. Contactez nos docteurs en médecine podiatrique pour soulage vos maux de pieds.

Symptoms

A sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot, Morton’s neuroma has been described as feeling like you are walking with a stone in your shoe. Sometimes tingling or numbness is part of the sensation.

Pain may begin during or at the end of a run. When the neuroma is large there may be pain when walking.

Symptoms often begin gradually or occasionally. Removing shoes or stopping the activity may bring temporary relief. Over time, symptoms worsen and persist longer, becoming more intense as the nerve changes become permanent.

Help is here

In addition to changes like wearing lower-heeled or wider shoes or engaging in lower-impact exercise – there are treatments your doctor of podiatric medicine may suggest for Morton’s neuroma.

At the Orleans Dynamic Foot Clinic we will perform a thorough examination of the biomechanics of your feet, in the context of your footwear and activities, to assess the problem and offer solutions.

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Orthotics and pain

We use state-of-the-art technology and advanced orthotics to treat foot and related body pain.

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Ingrown toenails and warts

Ingrown toenails and warts should be treated before they worsen. Learn more and book a consultation with our DPM.

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Plantar fasciitis and flat feet

Two common foot conditions – sometimes painful, often related. Learn how we can help.

Frequently asked questions

Are certain types of shoes to blame for bunions or Morton's neuroma?

Shoes that are too tight or narrow and shoes that are too flexible can contribute to these problems, but they are not the only factor. Biomechanics and genetics also play an important role in the development of bunions and Morton’s neuroma.

How can I treat the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

The first step is removing the cause of the problem. If your shoes are a factor, they will need to be changed. If a particular activity is responsible, you may need to decrease your activities long enough for the foot to heal.

Depending on the severity, your doctor of podiatric medicine may recommend one or more of the following treatments: physical therapy, cortisone injections (rarely administered), custom-molded orthotics, alcohol sclerosis and in more severe cases a surgery can be recommended.

What is a biomechanical examination?

A biomechanical examination is performed at our clinic in order to evaluate how the bones and joints align in your lower extremities (i.e. legs and feet).

Using expertise and the latest technology, a doctor of podiatric medicine creates a detailed picture of a patient’s joint functioning, analyzing range of motion, strength and flexibility, and identifying areas that may be overcompensating for misalignment elsewhere. Results show how a particular body functions as it stands and walks, revealing tendencies that may be causing pain or other problems.

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