BUNION/ Hallux Valgus
Are You Suffering From Painful Bunions?
Do Bunions Stop You From Normal Daily Activities?
WE CAN HELP
Bunion referred to in the medical community as Hallux Valgus, is one of the most common forefoot problems. It is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. This bump can rub inside the shoe gear causing pain and inflammation.
Bunion treatment depends on the severity of the condition. The discomfort of mild bunions can be relieved by simply changing shoes, medication, orthotics and physical therapy. Surgical treatment is usually reserved for cases that do not respond well to conservative care.
The decision on the treatment is made after a complete medical and biomechanical assessment by one of our podiatric surgeons.
Surgery to treat bunions is often used for severe cases, or after conservative treatment has been ineffective. There are several different surgical options available, depending on the cause and symptoms of the bunion.
Your doctor will help you decide which procedure will be most effective for your individual condition after evaluating your medical history and x-ray images.
Bunion surgery has come a long way and most people will be able to walk on their feet immediately after surgery with no need for crutches or casts. Even though recovery and pain from bunion surgery depends on the individual patient and the complexity of the procedure, most patients report minimal pain, are back to wearing normal shoes and return to their usual activities within 4 weeks.