What is a bunion?
A bunion is an unsightly bump of bone on the side of the big toe most commonly seen in women. The area usually becomes red, inflamed and irritated, depending on footwear and activity level. A popular misconception is that bunions are caused by “bad shoes,” however, they are usually the result of genetics, secondary to weak bone structure of the feet. Treatment should begin early, as with all foot problems and should include larger, wider shoes, orthotics and possible injections with physical therapy/oral anti-inflammatories. If and when the problem persists, many corrective options are available.
Long gone are the days of your grandmother’s hospital stay and big scars. We specialize in fixing bunions through two or three mirco-openings often without a stitch!
Here at the NYC Foot & Ankle Center, we will be happy to take digital x-rays, explain your condition, and discuss a treatment plan catered specifically to your needs and lifestyle.