At NYC Foot & Ankle Center, our compassionate podiatrists are dedicated to making your feet feel better. And when your feet stop hurting, you feel better all over. Drs. Herbert Abbott and Diana Valencia comprise a unique team of specialists who treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including bunions. We specialize in fixing bunions through two or three mirco-openings.
Not only are they unsightly, but they hurt. A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. Bunions are also referred to as hallux valgus. Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal structure of the bone changes, resulting in the bunion bump. This deformity will gradually increase and may make it painful to wear shoes or walk. Anyone can get a bunion, but they are more common in women. It is important to get treatment before the symptoms progress. However, if the change in footwear doesn’t improve the symptoms, bunion surgery may be necessary.
A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your bunion. We will consider this procedure when conservative means of addressing the problem, including properly fitting, wide-toed shoes, a padded cushion against the joint, orthotics, and anti-inflammatory injections. We specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures which involve making two or three mirco-openings. MIS affects the soft tissues less than open surgery, leaves a smaller scar, produces less discomfort, minimizes swelling, and enjoys a faster recovery. Foot pain can severely affect your quality of life. Call today to discuss your bunion pain and treatment options. We would be more than happy to take digital x-rays, explain your condition, and discuss a treatment plan catered specifically to your needs and lifestyle.