Adler Footcare Blog

[News] There’s More to Bunion Surgery Than THIS Cosmetic Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 30, 2016 5:18:47 PM

Bunions are painful – finding out after bunion surgery that there was a permanent solution to your problem instead of just a cosmetic solution can hurt even more.

CBS New York recently reported about minimally invasive bunion surgery. While this is a good procedure, ultimately it’s just a cosmetic solution and the bump will regrow. We’d like to offer some additional information related to the news excerpt below and tell you about a real minimally invasive surgical procedure called HyProCure® that has changed people’s lives for the better.

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery, foot surgery

Bunion Treatments to Try Before Traditional Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If it’s not enough that the bump on your big toe is causing you physical foot pain, surgical bunion treatment can also cause financial pain, so you may want to try everything in your power before visiting a foot doctor.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Bunion Surgery

How to Fix Bunions in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 23, 2016 1:25:34 PM

When you have a flu that won’t go away you visit the doctor. When you have a toothache you go to the dentist. What do you do when your feet ache? You might try many different pain management techniques. You can put your feet up. You can soak them. You may even shop for different shoes. When you have chronic foot pain – specifically caused by bunions – do you consider going to a foot doctor? Not only can a podiatrist tell you the basics of how to fix bunions, they can also tell you the best course of action to treat your bunions.

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery, foot pain

Questions You Should Ask About Bunion Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When you hear the term bunion surgery do you run shrieking in the other direction? 

question_marks_on_post_itsYou might be thinking this type of bunion treatment involves large incisions, painful stitches above and below the skin, fixing the bones of the big toe with pins and wires, months off your feet, and post-op pain requiring heavy-duty narcotic medication. It sounds like the cure is almost worse than the disease, doesn’t it? It doesn’t have to be. Before getting treatment for your bunion, you should ask yourself and your foot doctor, these questions.

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Athletes Should Take a Time Out for HyProCure Before Bunion Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter if you’re a runner, biker, skier, ballerina or fencer – bunions know no boundaries. As an athlete you devote months of training and competing to your sport in many different kinds of conditions. You probably don’t want to miss a training day or a chance to compete, so if you have a bunion, you want to get rid of it immediately.

The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare can help you find ways to deal with a bunion. For athletes, if the timing is right, there is an alternative to bunion surgery called HyProCure® that's the best option because it offers significantly reduced recovery time.

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Topics: Bunion Surgery, Foot Care, HyProCure

Are You a Candidate for Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Sep 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

You may be considering surgical options for the bony bump on your big toe because it’s restricting you from completing your everyday routines or activities, limiting you from walking more than a few blocks without severe pain, or not even allowing you to bend or straighten your toe any longer.

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Topics: foot problems, Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Is a Bunionectomy the Same as Bunion Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 10, 2015 1:33:51 PM

If you have a bunion, you may be experiencing more than the pain from the bump on your big toe. Just trying to understand the jargon and multiple medical terms you read can be painful enough. You may have frequently come across the term “bunionectomy” and wondered if it's synonymous with bunion surgery or a completely different procedure.

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Topics: Bunion Surgery, foot surgery, HyProCure

Don't Just 'Shield' Yourself - Get the Right Bunion Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 4, 2015 3:00:00 PM

A bunion forms as a bony bump on your big toe, caused by a faulty foot structure. The faulty foot structure is inherited and creates a structural misalignment of your big toe. In many cases people live with a bunion for years without any problems. A bunion can get worse by continued bone growth, and poorly fitting shoes that aggravate the bunion. This can become very painful and cause you to start looking into ways to ease your foot pain.

Changing to shoes that fit your feet better is one solution. You may also come across something called a bunion shield. Learn more in the excerpt below!

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Is Crisco Really a Viable Bunion Treatment?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 14, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Just when we thought we’d heard about every possible home remedy under the sun to treat foot problems, something new pops up. This time it’s Crisco. There’s no doubt Crisco can work its magic on a number of things besides cooking – such as squeaky hinges, getting gum out of hair, or polishing shoes – but when it comes to bunion treatment we seriously have our doubts. Even if a celebrity swears by it, like in the following excerpt:

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Topics: Bunion, Bunion Surgery

Why 'Real Housewives' Star Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Foot Pain Treatments

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM

When you think of foot problems you probably don’t picture a beautiful woman with a bump on her big toe – also known as a bunion. But even Real Housewives aren’t exempt from foot pain caused by bunions. As is the case with The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Claudia Jordan. She’s also very good at making excuses as to why to not get treatment for her bunion, similar to the types of excuses the average person might make. Find out what they are in the article below.

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Topics: Bunion Surgery, foot pain, foot surgery