Wear Sandals Confidently Again
A bunion is an unsightly prominence at the base of your great toe that can make shoes uncomfortable and sandals an embarrassment. A bunion is a structural deformity where the underlying bones are misaligned – it’s not just a bump. Unfortunately, bunions progress as we get older – they never regress by themselves and advertised splints are ineffective at actually correcting the problem. If you have a bunion, contact The Podiatry Center for effective bunion treatment in Springfield, VA.
Why Do I Have a Bunion?
Often, bunions develop from faulty foot mechanics that we inherit. Yes, you can thank someone in your family tree for passing down the foot structure that results in a bunion. Bunions are the result of an instability in your foot that allows one muscle to gain an advantage over another, causing the big toe to drift towards the smaller toes. Because many women’s shoes are narrow and often pointed, this further aggravates the problem.
Will I Need Surgery to Remove the Bunion?
The answer is an unequivocal MAYBE! With decades of combined bunion experience, we’ve seen deformities of all sizes and symptoms. Not all bunions are physically painful. Some bunions cause no problems whatsoever whereas others can cause significant psychological problems for fear of showing that dreaded bump at the beach.
If you want to keep your bunion, we know how to treat it conservatively with appropriate shoes, custom orthotics, padding, and/or injection therapy to maximize your comfort. If you want the bunion gone, we specialize in surgical removal. Now, there are many ways to fix a bunion. We will review all options with you to determine the best course of treatment based on your individual needs.
Typically, bunion surgery is performed in an outpatient setting under sedation and takes about an hour. Most people can walk on the foot within three days with the use of a protective cast or shoe. The majority of our patients surprisingly experience little pain following surgery.
Don’t let your big toe crowd the little guys anymore. Enjoy shoe shopping again. Let our trusted podiatrists at The Podiatry Center help you live a better life with better feet.
Contact Us for Effective Bunion Treatment in Springfield, VA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (301) 656-6055 to reach our Bethesda, MD, office or (703) 451-2977 to reach our Springfield, VA, office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Exam & Diagnosis
- Discuss Your Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!