Bunion Treatment in Manhattan, NY
Surgery Resolving Chronic Pain
Are you suffering from a painful bunion and haven’t had success with conservative treatment methods? If so, we invite you to see our surgeons offering bunion treatment in Manhattan, NY, to relieve your pain. We offer both traditional bunion surgery and minimally invasive bunion surgery.
What Causes Bunions?
A bunion (also known as hallux valgus) is a bony prominence caused by a shift in the position of the first metatarsal. Bunions can be caused by genetics, arthritis, abnormal foot function, foot injuries, or ill-fitting shoes. Common symptoms of bunions include:
- Persistent or intermittent pain
- Overlapping toes
- Swelling and pain around your big toe joint
- Corns or calluses (generally where the toes overlap)
- A bump or thickened skin on the outside of the base of your big toe
- Restricted movement or stiffness of your big toe
If you are experiencing these symptoms or chronic bunion pain that interferes with your daily life, contact us to see if you are a candidate for bunion surgery.
Traditional Bunion Surgery
If you find yourself feeling nervous about seeking treatment for your bunions because you’ve heard that the surgery is painful or ineffective, you’re certainly not alone. You should only trust an expert surgeon to perform your bunion surgery successfully. The perception that bunion surgery doesn’t work (or even makes the pain increase) comes from people who have had a poor surgery experiences or had surgery performed by a doctor who wasn’t an expert in the condition.
Thankfully, our doctors have experience performing proper bunion surgery and can successfully help you get the pain relief you need!
How Does Traditional Bunion Surgery Work?
Bunion surgery is always evaluated based on your unique case. In many cases, it is typically performed in an outpatient setting under sedation and takes about an hour. An anesthetic that affects only the foot is commonly used for bunion surgery. In some cases, a sedative may also be used. Common bunion surgeries include:
- Osteotomy — making small cuts in the bones and moving the bones into a normal position
- Exostectomy — removal of part of the foot that is bulging out
- Realignment of the ligaments around the big toe joint
- Insertion of an implant or artificial joint
- Fusion of the big toe joint
Small screws will hold your toe in place. Our doctor will determine which type of surgery will most effectively relieve your pain and restore normal alignment to the joint.
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Minimally invasive bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed through small incisions to correct a bunion deformity. It results in less scar tissue, quicker healing times, and less joint stiffness than traditional bunion surgery. During this procedure, our surgeon makes a small incision, cuts the metatarsal bone, and straightens it out. After that, the surgeon will fix devices to maintain the toe’s new position.
Our surgeon will advise which fixation is best for you during your consultation.
After your procedure, we will provide you with a special boot or cast so you can walk while allowing your toe to heal properly. You will return to the office for aftercare, pending the doctor’s recommendations. After minimally invasive procedures, most patients report that they have minimal pain and return to normal activities quickly.
If you have two bunions that need to be corrected, they will be treated at the same time. This is something that many other surgeons won’t do, as they are not as experienced as our top-level surgeons. With this advanced level of treatment, you will only have to go through surgery and recovery once instead of two separate times, which reduces stress and gets you back on your feet faster.
We can provide even more information during your visit and help you decide if this surgery is right for you. Let us help you get back on your feet today!
Contact Us for Bunion Treatment in Manhattan, NY, Today
To experience our award-winning podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (646) 657-0070. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Have All Your Questions Answered
- Complete Examination
- Custom Treatment Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments, cutting-edge technology, and anything else you may want to know about us!