What Are Bunions?
Symptoms of Bunions
Consulting with a podiatrist at the first sign of bunions can ensure that these issues are addressed early in the process. This can protect your mobility and can help you look and feel your best every day in New York.
Will I Need Surgery for Bunions?
Although most patients with bunions eventually require surgery to resolve the issue, you might not require surgery right away for mild cases of bunions. Our team may recommend orthotic solutions that can accommodate the changing shape of your foot and can reduce the pain you feel when walking. If your case of bunions has progressed and now causes constant pain even when you are not walking, however, the medical professionals at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will probably recommend a surgical procedure to realign the bones and joints in your foot and to promote the greatest mobility for you. Depending on the severity of your bunions, you may even be a candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgeries that can reduce scarring and can shorten your recovery time after your procedure.
The Basics of Bunion Surgery
Minimally invasive bunion correction procedures use extremely small instruments and computer imaging to minimize the size of the incision. These procedures are usually only suited to mild bunion issues. For more serious bunions, a bunionectomy is usually performed. This requires the removal of some bone and tissue to allow the big toe to straighten. The bones are also permanently fixed in the correct position to prevent further issues with big toe misalignment.
To learn more about the services we offer at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, you can call us at 718-626-3338 to schedule an appointment with our Astoria or Floral Park offices. We look forward to the chance to help you achieve pain-free mobility now and in the future.