Bunions are a condition that can affect the toes. It is one of the most common foot problems. On average, 10%-25% of people have or will experience a bunion in their lifetime. A bunion is a bony bumpy that forms at the base of the big toe. Some people may experience bunionettes that form on the side of the pinky toe.
This condition forms when the bones of the toe move out of place. This forces the toes to move inward and the joint to protrude outwards. This condition can be painful and can lead to other foot problems such as corns, calluses, and hammertoes.
Causes of Bunions
There are a few reasons why you may develop a bunion - the most significant factor being genetics. If your family has bunions, your chances of having a bunion increase. In addition, narrow or tight shoes, injuries and trauma, and deformities can cause bunions.
Treatment for Bunions
There are different types of treatment for bunions. There are conservative approaches that treat the symptoms, and then there are different types of bunion surgeries. Our doctors will devise a treatment plan that is best suited for your lifestyle and needs.
3D Bunion Correction
3D bunions surgery, Lapiplasty, is a more efficient and less invasive surgical correction than traditional bunion surgeries. Lapiplasty goes beyond “shaving” off the bump on the joint of the toe and corrects the actual cause of bunions.
Lapiplasty shifts and corrects the entire bone structure instead of simply correcting the protruding bone. This minimally invasive surgery is more effective than traditional surgery and reduces the reoccurrence of a bunion reforming by over half.
Traditional bunion surgery often requires weeks of downtime without weight on the post-surgical foot. With Lapiplasty, many patients are walking just days after the surgery. Patients can return to work and resume normal activities within shorter periods of time.
There are different treatment options for bunions, and our doctors will help you decide the best option for your needs. Whether you want to get back to running, playing with your kids, or being able to walk without pain, we can get you there. Call our office at 212-874-0564 to schedule your appointment today.