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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists
February 15, 2021
Category: Bunion

After the last round of snow, you may be thinking that you are most definitely ready for summer and wondering what we at Feet First Foot Care Specialists mean about getting your feet ready. How many times have you slipped on your sandals on the first warm day in late spring only to look down at your feet and go, "Ugh"? Certain conditions that affect the appearance of your feet take time to fix. We'd like to address two of them here: bunions and fungal toenails.


Bunions are a progressive condition, meaning that they get worse over time if left untreated. When you cover feet during the winter months in socks and shoes, you may not notice how much further out of place your toe has moved or how much larger the bump on the side of your foot has become. In addition to looking unsightly, bunions can begin to impede the way you walk and cause increasing pain, especially where they rub on your footwear. If you haven't already done so, now is time to contact our Cromwell office for an appointment by calling 860-632-5499. Even if your bunion isn't hurting or seem very pronounced, our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, will evaluate the bunion and prescribe treatment that will slow its progression. The only way to eliminate a bunion, however, is through surgery. Now is an excellent time to discuss your bunion's status and the next best step. 

Fungal Toenails

It's easy to ignore fungal toenails during boot season. Often, these don't cause any pain. And the thickened, yellowish nails that are crumbling at the edges aren't on display the way they are when you wear open-toed shoes or go barefoot at the beach or pool. Fungal nails are infections underneath the nail's surface that you treat with topical or oral antifungal medications. You will notice complete results when the nail grows out. 

If you want attractive toes and toenails for the summer sandal season, now is the time to address bunions and fungal toenails. For more information on these conditions, contact us today, 860-632-5499.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
March 03, 2020
Category: Bunion

Your mother had bunions, your grandmother had bunions, and now you detect one developing. At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we often find that our Middlesex County patients believe there is not much that can be done and accept bunions and don’t seek treatment. This is far from true, however, and one major area where simple changes can make a big difference is in your footwear. 

A Common Cause

While bunions themselves are not hereditary, biomechanical defects in the structure of the foot can be passed from generation to generation. The leading cause of bunion formation, however, is wearing improper footwear. Shoes that have narrow, pointy toes and are too tight encourage the big toe to move out of place and start to drift toward the second toe. The same goes for high-heeled styles that force the foot forward, exerting extra pressure on the toes. Although both men and women can get bunions, women get those far more often, and shoe choice has a lot to do with it. Other causes of bunions include:

  • Injuries
  • Flat feet or pronated feet
  • Neuromuscular problems

Choose Better Shoes

If you already have a bunion, you probably are experiencing the discomfort that comes from the friction and rubbing of the enlargement at the base of your toe against your shoes. Walking can become quite painful and challenging as the bunion grows, and the skin becomes increasingly tender. Over time, corns and calluses may form, and arthritis or bursitis may also set in. You can help alleviate pain and slow the progression of a bunion by choosing shoes that have a low heel and a roomy, wide toe box. Soft, flexible material will also increase comfort.

Regardless of the size of your bunion, it’s important to contact our Cromwell office for an appointment by calling: (860) 632-5499. Our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, will evaluate your bunion and recommend other treatment options as well to help re-align your toe properly and reduce discomfort caused by bunions.




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