3 Reasons Why Bunion Surgery May Be Your Plan B

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

PlanA_PlanB_SignsIf you suffer from having a bunion, then you’re probably looking for something that you can do today to help you alleviate the pain and quickly get you back to doing the things you enjoy. You might even be at the point where you’re willing to try any treatment options that you hear or read about. One of these that is probably on your radar is bunion surgery. But before you sign up to get the procedure, consider three reasons why bunion surgery might be your plan B.

1.  You’re not experiencing chronic pain

A bunion is the result of the bones in the back of your foot (called the subtalar joint) dislocating forward and to the side, creating a large bump on your big toe. Sometimes you can have a bunion for years and it won’t bother you at all. It also won’t go away on its own and will continue to get bigger. This becomes painful when the bunion starts being aggravated by your footwear. When it becomes difficult to bear weight, then you should visit a podiatrist to learn more about your treatment options, one of which may be bunion surgery.

2.  It causes unnecessary trauma to your foot

The problem with traditional bunion surgery is that it causes trauma to your foot that can be avoided. It’s often painful, leaves a scar, and has a long recovery time, requiring you to be off your feet and keeping you from your normal, daily activities. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure that is done by making a very small incision. It does just the opposite of traditional surgery: there is no scarring in most instances, little time off your feet, and a much quicker healing time. Even so, there is another treatment available that should be your top priority to learn more about when considering bunion treatment.

3.  There’s a better treatment available

The procedure is called HyProCure® and it’s also a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. It inserts a small titanium stent into the natural space between the ankle and heel bone, correcting misalignment in your feet. Since your bunion is a result of the bones in the back of your foot dislocating forward and to the side, this causes the subtalar joint to dislocate as well, and additional pressure to be placed on the outside of your big toe. This produces increased bone growth and leads to the bunion bump formation.

Some bunions may not be corrected completely by HyProCure®, but it is the best option to ask your podiatrist about to see if you’re a candidate. If not, then bunion surgery may be an option.

To see if you’re a candidate, contact a New York podiatrist today at Adler Footcare for a free evaluation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Bunion Surgery