The physicians at Gotham Footcare, led by Miguel Cunha, DPM, offer the most advanced, most effective treatments for those throughout New York City who are dealing with bunions. At Gotham Footcare, patients can get assistance with orthotics insoles and even bunion surgery in Downtown and Midtown Manhattan, New York. Our board-certified podiatrists are standing by today to help relieve bunion pain in your feet.
A bunion is a deformity of the front of the foot and the great toe joint. It is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. Several different things may cause bunions, such as:
When the biomechanics of the foot are imbalanced it can worsen over time. They start when the big toe rotates sideways towards the second toe. The bones of the first metatarsal shifts in the opposite direction and gradually changes the angle of the bones. This produces the characteristic bump, which increases prominently over the years.
Bunions can occur for several reasons, and it is important to remember there isn’t one specific cause. In general, bunions are a result of:
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consider making an appointment at Gotham Footcare today to be seen by one of our bunion specialists:
When you come in for treatment, we will give you a full evaluation, including a medical history report and X-rays that are performed while you stand. From there, we will be able to assess the extent of the bunion and the best treatment options moving forward.
At Gotham Footcare, we pride ourselves on performing conservative treatment first before the need for surgical intervention.
Nonsurgical treatment options include:
Bunion surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, under monitored IV anesthesia. The primary goal of bunion surgery is to relieve the pain associated with the deformity. Bunion surgery consists of removing the pronounced bone, realigning the big toe, and balancing the foot so the bunion does not return. Dr. Cunha and the physicians at Gotham Footcare take pride in performing a more cosmetically pleasing incision performed on the inside of the foot rather than the typical bunion incision placed on top. The advantage of this technique is that you cannot see the incision when looking straight down onto the top of your foot. It also helps to avoid casting or crutches and instead allows you to walk out of the operation in a post-operative boot or shoe.
Take a look at our before and after gallery to see the radical improvements following our bunion treatments. Stop living in pain every day and call the bunion specialists in New York City today.
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