Kris Ford, DPM Says Bunions Are More Prevalent in Spring/Summer

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Kris Ford, DPM of The Podiatry Group, wants to inform patients of the foot-related problems that can result from the upcoming summer fun in the sun.

Now that summer has almost arrived and the weather is starting to really warm up, more people are turning to walking and running to get in shape and keep healthy. Kris Ford, DPM of The Podiatry Group of South Texas, wants to remind active individuals to be mindful this summer of the increased prevalence of bunions.

Bunions are caused by squeezing and forcing feet into narrow, pointed-toe footwear or repetitive abuse, including standing or walking for long periods of time, dancing, running, etc. Ford has taken note of the increased amount of patients he sees over the summer months with issues more commonly related to bunions.

Women are slightly more susceptible to come across foot problems and bunions due to their fashionable footwear and hobbies. Wearing heels and pointed shoes, and even ballet dancing and other forms of dance can all be leading factors towards the occurrence of bunions.

To prevent bunions, Dr. Ford recommends wearing the right kind of shoe to relieve pressure on the feet. Shoes should be wide with a flexible toe and should feel roomy and comfortable. He also recommends using a gel-filled pad and applying it to the affected area to help alleviate strain and pain.

For those already experiencing the pain of bunions, treatments such as cortisone injections can be administered to reduce side effects and inflammation to make life more enjoyable and comfortable on foot.

To learn more about bunions and other related foot problems, visit or call 210-333.8441 to schedule an appointment at The Podiatry Group of South Texas.

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For excellent foot and ankle care in San Antonio, seek podiatrist Dr. Kris A. Ford, DPM. Dr. Ford is a podiatric physician specializing in foot and ankle surgery in San Antonio. He treats a variety of foot and ankle problems, including ankle sprains, bunions, diabetic foot care, sports injuries and fractures. Foot pain should not be ignored. Foot and ankle health is important and requires proper foot treatment. Dr. Ford can always be counted on to provide his patients with the care and treatment that they not only need, but deserve. To learn more, give Dr. Ford a call at210-333.8441.

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