If one is suffering a pain in their feet it should not be ignored. It is important to act upon immediately. Podiatrist does normal routine check-ups to complex surgical procedures and can handle all the podiatric needs. The doctors easily could diagnose a bunion after seeing the medical history, examines the foot and taking the X Rays of the foot. By taking the X Ray, it shows the alignment and the condition of the bones. One should tell the doctor about the concerns and symptoms. The best treatment given is to wear a wide shoes with less heels. Grease Up! Most walkers get painful blister! Luckily, there are ways to prevent these fluid filled monsters! Vaseline or products such as Body glide decrease the friction of your skin with your shoe and sock. Applying such products to "high risk" areas of your feet will decrease the chances of a blister. Apply the product regularly along your walk or when you feel a blister coming on. If you have a blister, seek help at a medical tent. They can pop the blister and provide padding to relieve the pain. Wear YogaToes® in the bathtub. Hot water loosens & relaxes muscles, making for an even more effective and soothing experience. To test if your shoes are too narrow, stand barefoot on a piece of paper and have a family member or friend trace an outlineof your foot. Then place your shoe on top of the outline—if your foot is wider than your shoe, which is often the case withpeople who have bunions, it's time to buy new shoes. Resection Arthroplasty Â - The orthopedic specialist will remove the damaged part of the joint. This is mostly used for those who have had previous surgery that failed or for those with severe arthritis. It is very important to know the need to treat this disease in time to avoid negative results and an extension of it. Treatment most doctors recommend is an initial six to eight week program of conservative treatment which consist of slowing down the activities and rest a while to eliminate the inflammation. Massage with ice preferably twice a day or at least once at the end of the day. I have bunions, now what. I'll tell you how I relieve my bunion pain and discomfort. They started years ago and have only gotten worse. I used to love high heels and pointed toes, not anymore. No stilettos for me. In addition to the irritation and discomfort that it causes, toe pain can make it difficult to walk and move around. Because of this, chronic toe pain may interfere with daily life. Most minor pain in the toes is a result of standing too long, poor-fitting shoes or injuries, but occasionally toe pain can occur as a result of abnormalities in the structure of the toe or due to autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis. Bunion Bunions are our specialty and can be successfully treated at the Foot and Ankle Center of Washington in Seattle. Our skilled podiatrists use conservative, effective therapies to relieve bunion pain and prevent it from returning.