Bunionectomy Procedure & Bunion Removal Surgery

 

How Do Bunions Begin?

The medical condition that is commonly called a bunion is known medically as a hallux vallus, and is a bony protrusion at the point where the big toe meets the foot, leading to swelling, redness, pain, and worse. The big toe pushes toward the other toes, causing misalignment and pain among the toes that you feel with every step. Causes can include:

  • hereditary influences, such as the shape of your foot bones and structure
  • physical factors such as the amount of weight that you roll onto the big toe as you walk
  • the type of shoes you wear, with tight squeeze at the toe likely to lead to bunion condition.
Fortunately, though, bunion treatment is available from the podiatry professionals at miVIP. There are multiple ways to address the treatment of a bunion depending on your condition and needs. Surgery (bunionectomy) may be one option that can treat your bunion and start you on the road to recovery.

Basics of Bunion Treatment

The specialists at miVIP will work with you to determine which treatment will be best for you. First, you will go over some basic diagnostic details, looking over your foot condition and discussing your lifestyle patterns that may impact your bunion condition. Next, the doctor can recommend treatment options, generally ranging from lifestyle changes to minimally invasive bunionectomy procedure (bunion removal surgery). Treatment choices may include:

  • special shoes or shoe inserts (orthotics) to help your foot adjust to proper movement
  • physical therapy to correct posture or gait patterns that contribute to the bunion
  • bunionectomy (bunion removal surgery)
If the more conservative methods are not effective in your case, a bunionectomy procedure may be indicated to restore your foot health. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, and you are able to stay awake throughout (although you may request a sedative to help you relax). The procedure may be a bunionectomy (removal of the bony protrusion), or an osteoectomy (removal of a part of the toe bone or foot bone), and may include repair of ligaments that have been stretched or damaged.

Recovery from the bunion surgery is usually time-intensive. Many people find they will need to stay completely off of their feet for some time, with only very light pressure on the foot for some weeks or months following the bunion removal surgery. During this time it is crucial to watch for signs of infection or damage to the surgery site, and follow all of the doctors’ instructions carefully.

Discover the Difference the Treatment Can Make

You will be amazed, if you have been living with discomfort in your feet due to an untreated bunion, the freedom and joy you can have in healthy feet, free from pain. Talking to professionals is the first step toward better health, free of foot pain that can be eliminated with proper bunion treatment. Costs will vary depending on your condition and the treatment option you and your doctor select. The charges for the treatment will include one or two office visits and consultations and the fees for bunion removal surgery and rehabilitation, and whatever ancillary charges go along with those procedures.

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The longer that bunion treatment is delayed, generally, the worse the condition gets. The bony protrusion that has been causing pain is continuing to grow and the alignment of the big toe pushes harder toward the other toes. The tendons are stretched and the joints of the toes are further stressed as the condition continues untreated. You may need a bunionectomy to resolve the condition.

But there is hope, with bunion removal surgery at miVIP surgical center. Professionals can advise you of your options and how best to start on the road to recovery, free of bunion pain and the limitations you have been living with. Call today and learn all about the options that you have to live free of pain from bunions that have gotten to be too much to live with.