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Bring Your Feet Back to Perfect Shape With Bunion Treatment in Calgary

A bunion is a foot deformity in which the outer part of the big toe protrudes, and the first bone above the big toe becomes angular in the opposite direction. This deformity arises due to prolonged pressure on the big toe joint, making the outer part of the big toe lumpy and uneven. Mostly seen in older adults and women, it may affect one or both feet of a person. Some common symptoms and effects of bunions are as follows:

Formation of lumps on or change in the direction of the big toe

Redness and inflammation on the big toe

Difficulty in movement and flexibility of the big toe

Persistent or intermittent pain in your foot

This takes to an important question given below. To know more about the bunion treatment and symptoms, contact Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic.

In case you feel any of these symptoms, it is time to consult a doctor. For an efficient bunion treatment in Calgary, please get in touch with Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic immediately. Their highly-skilled and experienced podiatrist will offer you a high-quality treatment to get you quickly on to the road to a smooth recovery.

Types of Bunions

When Should a Bunion be Treated?

Bunions are broadly classified into two categories. Positional (mild) bunions arise from the growth of a new bone. Structural (severe) bunions result when the joint at the base of the toe shifts position. But there is also a third type, as many bunions are a combination of positional and structural bunions.


    Positional bunion

When the joint enlarges as new bone grows, it forms a positional bunion. The bone stretches the joint’s outer covering, and the big toe is pushed towards the smaller ones, which in turn pulls the big toe out of alignment.


    Structural bunion

A structural bunion forms when the angle between the big toe and second toe bone is larger than normal. It also pushes the big toe toward the smaller ones.


Regardless of the type of bunion, it is recommended to seek professional treatment. At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, our podiatrist can provide short-term and long-term bunion treatments in Calgary to help you keep your feet healthy.


Why Do People Get Bunions?

Bunions can either be transferred genetically or develop over time. While other bunions can be prevented by taking proper care of your foot, genetically transferred bunions can not. However, you can take steps to avoid worsening the problem. Some common factors that can cause bunions are as follows:


Congenital deformities

Ill-fitting shoes

Rheumatoid arthritis

Foot stress or injuries

The orthopedic experts at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic will guide you through all possible bunion treatment options and support you in choosing the best treatment plan for you.

What If You Leave a Bunion Untreated?

An untreated bunion may result in long-term complications such as severe pain in and permanent physical deformities in the feet. Some of the major health issues caused by untreated bunions are as follows:

Low foot movement and flexibility





Foot deformities

Unattended bunions may bring you severe health issues. Consult the professionals at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic to get a reliable treatment.

How to Treat Bunions Naturally

Bunions are curable too naturally. However, in severe cases, surgery is considered the best option. Take a look at some natural ways to treat bunions:

Avoid heels and tight-fitted shoes. Wear shoes with flexible soles.

Use bunion pads to prevent the foot from getting bruised.

Use shoe inserts to ensure appropriate positioning of the foot.

Put an ice pack on the bunion for 15-20 minutes every day for pain relief.

At night, wear a splint to support your toes.

Always keep your overall body weight in check.

Ask your doctor to prescribe some effective exercises.

Take regular massage and physiotherapy sessions.

Keep your feet elevated while sitting or lying down.

The orthopedic experts at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic will guide you through all possible bunion treatment options and support you in choosing the best treatment plan for you.

How a Podiatrist Will Treat You

If you are unable to treat your bunions naturally, it is crucial to visit a good podiatrist for proper treatment. A doctor will use the latest technology to help diagnose your condition and provide you with the best possible bunion treatment. Depending on your condition's requirements, he will use X-Ray, MRI and other techniques to diagnose you properly. Two alternative treatments can be used for the treatment:

Medication: Medicines can help relieve pain and swelling. Over-the-counter medicines injections are prescribed to reduce pain and swelling around fluid pads of toe joints.

Surgery: This process removes the bumpy part of the toe joint. It may be done in a single session or may take more than one session. Surgery can relieve pain and might correct deformities and misalignments.

For a reliable treatment of bunions in Calgary and adjoining areas, call or visit Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic. They will customize a treatment plan to suit your needs.


The following are some commonly asked questions about our bunion treatment in Calgary:

  • What Is the Process to Treat Ingrown Toenails?
    Depending on the severity of the infection, the doctor may trim a part or remove one side of your nail back to the cuticle. A disinfectant and chemical will be applied to the base of the nail to prevent that part from growing back. Serious infections may require antibiotics and removal of part of the toenail. This procedure can be performed at our clinic in Calgary, under local anesthetic to prevent pain.
  • How Can I Prevent Ingrown Toenails?
    It’s best to prevent getting ingrown nails in the first place by following a few basic steps like: Avoid cutting nails too short and cutting unevenly at the corners. Try to cut them straight across. Make sure your socks and shoes fit properly. You should be able to wiggle your toes easily in your shoes. Avoid trauma to the toe area. If you run, play soccer or other sports, try to go barefoot for an hour or two after playing.
  • Can I Treat an Ingrown Toenail At Home?
    You can treat your ingrown toenails at home if the problem is not too severe and doesn’t show any signs of infection, swelling, sensitivity, oozing or foul odour. You could try letting the nail grow out with proper care and the following steps: Soak it and wait. Soak your foot in warm water with Epsom salt or a mild detergent and apply an antibiotic ointment and bandage to the area after drying. Remove it yourself if there’s no infection. After soaking your feet in a very warm bath with Epsom salt, use clean nail-cutting tools to clip the affected area and apply antibiotic ointment when you’re done. Book your appointment at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic: Our podiatrist will help diagnose and treat an infected ingrown toenail with effective and relatively painless solutions.

Do you have any more questions for our team? Please feel free to reach out to us, and we will get back to you shortly. Besides this, you can also view our blog for more information. 

Testimonials: Read What Clients Say About Us

Had a Positive Experience With My Bunion Surgery

"I had Doctor Russell perform bunion surgery on my left foot in May of 2011. When I made the decision to have the surgery, I was no longer able to find comfortable shoes and experienced a great deal of pain after exercising. I chose Dr. Russell after meeting with him and upon the recommendation of another podiatrist. I was very apprehensive about the procedure because I had heard from many acquaintances that the surgery was painful and that a long, difficult recovery period was inevitable.


My anxiety was further exacerbated by the fact that I get nervous about having to attend to any medical procedure. Although I was anxious on the day of the surgery, I was given a mild sedative during the procedure and made to feel comfortable. I experienced no pain during the surgery and only minor discomfort for a week after. Because I was careful to follow post-operative instructions related to caring for my foot, I have had very little pain and I am well on my way to recovery.


I believe that a large part of the positive experience I had with my bunion surgery was due to Doctor Russell and his staff at the Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic. They were knowledgeable, professional and showed genuine concern for my well-being. I plan to have my other foot operated on in the next year and will return to the Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic because I feel confident in their ability to perform the surgery, as well as advising me on how to do my part in achieving the best outcome."


- Lana H-M.

Calgary Police Service

Everyone Was Most Kind and Considerate

"Thank you Dr. Ian Russell and your staff for the excellent care I received during recent bunion type surgery. I was given detailed information as to what to expect during the procedure and post-op care. Everyone was most kind and considerate, making office visits as pleasant as possible."

Thank you again,

- Pauline M.

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