If you have a bunion and are considering surgery, congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone because more often than not people won’t even consider bunion surgery, settling instead for conservative treatment options that help manage the pain, but don’t get to the root of the problem. Bunion surgery is effective in getting rid of your bunion for good and the best technique available uses a minimally invasive approach.
What does minimally invasive mean?
A minimally invasive technique means that the surgery is performed by making a very small incision no larger than the tip of a needle that causes significantly less trauma to your foot than traditional surgery.
How does minimally invasive bunion surgery work?
It’s an outpatient procedure that uses small, jeweler-type instruments to make a miniscule incision – about the size of a pinprick – on your toe. It’s not as painful as the traditional type of bunion surgery you often hear about on talk shows or from celebrities that have received the treatment.
Why is it really the best way to go?
The most important benefit of minimally invasive bunion surgery is that is corrects the bone deformity that is causing your foot pain. Other conservative treatments such as protective padding, changing footwear, custom orthotics, or physical therapy, just help manage the pain.
Besides not being cut open and left with a big noticeable scar that people for some reason think is a great conversation starter, you’ll experience less bleeding, minimal scarring, and significantly less trauma than traditional surgery. It causes less damage to surrounding tissue and has a quicker recovery time. You’ll have some slight discomfort the first few days after surgery, but this is easily managed with icing, anti-inflammatories, or other medications. You’ll be back at work behind your desk in a week and wearing closed-toed shoes in a month. A full-recovery depends on your unique situation.
Considering any kind of surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly and it shouldn’t necessarily be your first line of defense. There are other treatment options to try before you sign up for surgery. However, when your bunion causes difficulty for you to bear weight and you start experiencing chronic foot pain, then it’s time to get evaluated to see if minimally invasive bunion surgery is a good option for you.
The best way to do that is to contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to schedule an appointment. You will receive the best treatment available for your bunion because Dr. Adler is a professor of minimally invasive surgery by the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and Adler Footcare is home to the Joint Commission Accredited Podiatric Operating Suite.
At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment. Learn more about minimally invasive bunion surgery by downloading the free offer below.