For many patients, bunions are more than just a bump in the road when it comes to having healthy and beautiful feet. Characterized by a large, unsightly bump on the side of the big toe, bunions signal an underlying deformity in the structure of the foot, which can cause chronic pain that, if untreated, gets progressively worse. Patients suffering from bunions might experience:
- Pain and soreness
- Swelling and redness
- Burning sensations
- Restricted motion
- Inability to wear certain types of shoes
- A need to curtail certain activities
- A change in gait that can cause pain in other areas, such as knees, hips, ankles, back and neck
While many bunions can be treated with a combination of non-surgical approaches, for some patients, surgery might provide the best answer to put them on the path to healthy and pain-free feet. When bunion pain begins to interfere with your daily activities, it’s time to ask whether bunion surgery could be right for you.
At Park Avenue Podiatric Care, our doctors are foot care specialists with experience treating a wide range of bunion conditions. We assess each case individually, taking into account your specific foot type, ligament structure, biomechanics and other factors, to determine what surgical procedure would be best for your individual needs. Using the most recent advances in bunion surgery, we can remove the bump, and correct any changes to the bony structure or soft tissues of your foot, helping you step back into the lifestyle you want. What’s more, we take care to use a cosmetic approach that limits visible scarring so that your feet can look as good as they feel. Contact our office for an appointment today.