Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Role Of Vitamin D In Bunions

These days, just about everyone knows how important vitamin D is to bone health. However, not everyone may know how vital vitamin D is in absorbing and utilizing calcium. When you have poor bone density, you are prone to foot deformities like hammertoes and bunions.
If you know that you have a vitamin D deficiency, spend at least a half hour each day in the sun or take a nutritional supplement.
Those with bunions are more likely to require surgery in order to heal from the swelling associated with the deformity. Several studies show that vitamin D deficiency can stop productive bone growth following bunion surgery. And those with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have complications during or after bunion surgery. Make sure you let your podiatric surgeon know about this prior to your surgery so they are aware of potential complications.
If you have a bunion, call our Glastonbury or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Ayman M. Latif, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Foot Deformity Doctor in CT
Podiatrist in Glastonbury and Middletown, CT
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