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Selecting a Podiatrist for Bunion Surgery

selecting a podiatrist for bunion surgery in novi mi

When selecting a podiatrist for bunion surgery, you don't want to simply select a podiatrist near you- instead, you want to find the physician who can deliver the best clinical and aesthetic results. That's why our podiatrists spend time talking to you and showing you the advantages of selecting our group for bunion surgery.

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe. It forms when the metatarsal of the big toe beings to veer inward, causing what is termed hallux valgus. As the toe drifts inward toward the pinky toe, a bump, called a bunion is formed.

Bunion surgery is the surgical means of correcting this deformity and reducing the associated toe joint pain and change to gait/alignment. A variety of surgical approaches can be used, depending on the severity of the bunion. Your podiatrist & bunion surgeon will assess the severity of your bunion and work to form a surgical plan that will get you the best possible results.

Nearly 25% of people between the ages of 18-65 years of age suffer from bunions and a staggering 67% of the those over the age of 65 have bunions. But it’s not only the more mature crowd that is seeks treatment for their bunion pain, as younger people are finding that bunions affect their ability to find shoes that fit properly, and can cause severe foot pain.

While podiatrists will always search for conservative means to treat bunions, the fact that they're progressive means they often require surgery. If you are:

-experiencing pain while walking

-see a sizable bump on the inside base of your big toe

-find it difficult to find shoes that fit without rubbing heavy on your bunion

-notice that your big toe is pushing against your other toes, knocking them out of alignment

Then you likely need treatment for your bunion. As always, our bunion surgeons and podiatrists will work to find the best solution for you. Call us today!

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