You probably don’t wake up in the morning thinking, “I wonder what treatment is available today to help me with the foot pain caused by my bunion?” Instead, the thoughts wandering through your head go something more like this: “Ouch! My bunion hurts. I wish the pain would just go away.”
What that thought really means is: “I hate this bunion and there’s nothing I can do to get rid of it. There’s no way I’m getting painful foot surgery, I’m stuck with this painful bump for life.”
If your bunion is a constant reminder throughout the day of the pain it’s causing you, to the point where you just feel helpless and hopeless, there is another alternative – a foot treatment called HyProCure®.
You’ve probably heard how traditional bunion surgery causes unnecessary trauma to the foot by cutting, sawing, or filing your bunion. If this isn’t enough to scare you, the recovery time is long, you’re left with a large scar, and your foot often never functions the same again.
The HyProCure® procedure may not completely get rid of your bunion, but there are proven results that it will reduce the size and pain level of your bunion.
HyProCure® is a titanium stent that is placed between the ankle bone and heel bone to keep the ankle from excessively rolling inward. The procedure uses a minimally invasive technique, which means it’s done by making a very small incision so there is little to no scarring as you heal.
What do the ankle and heel have to do with your bunion?
Let’s backtrack a bit to make sure you know how you got your bunion in the first place. Bunions are a result of inheriting a faulty bone structure in your feet. If one of your parents has bunions then you are more likely to have bunions too.
A bunion is caused by an enlargement of the joint located at the base and side of the big toe that forms as the big toe moves out of place. The enlargement creates a bump. When added pressure is put on the bump or it rubs against shoes, it causes your foot pain.
As the bones in the back of the foot – the subtalar joint just below the ankle joint – dislocate forward and to the side, additional pressure is added to the outside of the big toe, increasing the bone growth that leads to the formation of the bunion. Once the subtalar joint is put back into alignment, most bunions get better.
This is what HyProCure® accomplishes. The procedure corrects foot misalignment by stabilizing the ankle, correcting the excessive inward rotation of the ankle, and decreasing the pressure put on the bunion.
Why Should You Choose HyProCure® Instead of Traditional Foot Surgery?
A study presented by Dr. Alex Tievsky of Adler Footcare and Dr. Michael Graham of GraMedica, showed many bunion symptoms improved following the HyProCure® procedure. The study indicated a 40-50% reduction in both the size and pain level of bunions for patients after receiving the procedure.
It also showed that 30% of smaller bunions go away without any treatment at all once the patient has the HyProCure® procedure performed.
Patients who receive HyProCure® also experience little to no post-op pain following the stent placement. Since it’s an outpatient procedure, there is no hospital stay and you’ll leave the office in a walking boot. You’ll be walking in your own shoes within 3 to 5 days.
Would you like to fall asleep at night knowing you won’t wake up with foot pain caused by your bunion, and you didn’t have to suffer through a traumatic surgery to get there?
Are You a Candidate?
If you’re ready to find out if you’re a candidate for HyProCure® contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. There are some instances where someone may not be a candidate, but when evaluated by a qualified podiatrist they can recommend other viable treatment options.
Adler Footcare is classified as a Center of Excellence for HyProCure® implantation, by the Graham International Implant Institute, because of the safety, expertise and experience offered to patients. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.
Learn more about HyProCure® in the free eBook available for download below.