Understanding Bunions & Your Options for Treatment!
Are bunions getting in the way of your summer? Just like every person is not the same, not every bunion is the same. There are different ways to treat your bunion pain depending on the severity of the deformity, your age, and lifestyle. If you have tried conservative measures without any relief, we can help you select the procedure that works best for you. There are generally 4 different types of procedures used to treat bunions with most of them allowing you to be weight-bearing immediately after surgery.
Here is a list of the 4 most common bunion correction procedures we perform:
- Bunionectomy: This procedure removes the “bump” from the outside of the toe joint however is rarely done by itself and is usually done with soft tissue rebalancing or a cut in the bone (osteotomy) to realign the joint.
- Osteotomy: An osteotomy is a cut in the bone; the bone is then shifted over to correct the bunion deformity. It can be done at different parts of your bone depending on the severity of the deformity.
- Arthroplasty: Generally reserved for elderly patients with arthritic joints, a small portion of bone is removed from each side of the big toe joint.
- Arthrodesis: More commonly known as a “fusion”, the arthrodesis is generally reserved for more severe or recurring bunion deformities and usually requires a period of non-weight-bearing. The joint can either be fused at the big toe joint or the joint before it depending on several factors.
The specialists at Warner Orthopedics and Wellness can answer any of your questions and you help you decide what is the best option for YOU!
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We use state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best possible fitting orthotics for your feet. These custom-made inserts can help keep feet of all ages comfortable and safe. They can provide extra cushion and support, evenly distribute weight, ease pressure on problem areas, and keep your feet in the proper alignment, which can reduce your chance of developing an injury and other issues. Regardless of your age or activity level, custom orthotics can help alleviate discomfort and guard against possible problems.
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Don’t be fooled by department stores claiming to make “custom” inserts. Your feet should be properly evaluated by a professional to make sure you are getting the proper orthotic that works best for you. Our experts will do a thorough evaluation and help you decide what orthotic works best for you!