Bunion Treatment in New York, NY
Effective Surgery Resolves Chronic Pain
Are you suffering from a painful bunion and haven’t had success with conservative treatment methods? our surgeons offer bunion treatment in New York, NY, to relieve your pain. We offer both traditional bunion surgery and minimally invasive bunion surgery, where a small incision is made, and the toe joint is straightened.
Causes of 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, ill-fitting shoes, abnormal foot function, or a foot injury. The symptoms of bunions include:
- Overlapping toes
- Persistent or intermittent pain
- Swelling and pain around your big toe joint
- A bump or thickened skin on the outside of the base of your big toe
- Corns or calluses (generally where the toes overlap)
- Restricted movement or stiffness of your big toe
If you experience any these symptoms or chronic bunion pain that interfering with your daily activities, contact us to see if you are a candidate for bunion surgery.
Does Bunion Surgery Work?
If you find yourself feeling nervous about seeking treatment for your bunions because you’ve heard that the surgery is painful or ineffective, you are not alone. Only expert surgeons should be trusted to perform bunion surgery successfully. Unfortunately, the perception that bunion surgery doesn’t work (or even worsens the pain) comes from people who have had a poor surgery experience or had surgery performed by a doctor who wasn’t an expert.
Thankfully, our podiatrists have extensive experience performing effective bunion surgery and can help you get the pain relief you deserve!
Traditional Bunion Surgery
Bunion surgery is specific to your unique case, but it is typically performed in an outpatient setting under sedation and only 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. This surgery option 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, our surgeon will fix devices to maintain the toe’s new position.
During your consultation, our surgeon will advise which fixation is best for you.
After your procedure, we will provide you with a special boot or cast so you can walk while allowing your toe to heal properly. Pending the doctor's recommendations, you will return to the office for aftercare. After minimally invasive procedures, most patients report that they have minimal pain and return to activity 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, because they are not as experienced as our highly-trained experts. 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 New York, 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!