Bunions

At Michigan Foot and Ankle Specialists, we specialize in treating bunions with a commitment to providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our goal is to alleviate pain, correct deformities, and enhance your overall foot function through comprehensive and compassionate care.

Our team of experienced podiatrists and medical staff are dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest quality of treatment in a supportive and understanding environment.

Understanding Bunions

Bunions are a common foot deformity involving a protruding bone at the big toe’s base. They develop due to various factors, including genetic predisposition, improper footwear, and structural abnormalities in the foot. 

These factors can cause the big toe to misalign, leading to the characteristic bump and associated symptoms. The condition can worsen over time, especially if left untreated, leading to increased pain and further foot complications.

Common Symptoms of Bunions

Symptoms of bunions include toe misalignment, swelling, pain, and difficulty wearing shoes. These symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, affecting your ability to walk and engage in daily activities. 

Some patients may also experience redness and inflammation around the affected area, which can exacerbate the discomfort. Additionally, bunions can lead to other foot problems such as calluses, corns, and hammertoes, complicating treatment and recovery.

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Diagnosis and Assessment

Comprehensive Diagnostic Process

Diagnosing bunions involves a thorough physical examination, a review of medical history, and, if necessary, imaging studies such as X-rays. This comprehensive assessment helps determine the severity of the bunion and identify any underlying factors contributing to its development. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan, ensuring that all aspects of the condition are addressed.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our podiatrists evaluate bunion-related symptoms and create personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. This individualized approach ensures effective management and optimal outcomes for each patient. 

Each treatment plan is designed to address the root cause of the bunion, alleviate symptoms, and prevent recurrence. We consider various factors such as the patient’s age, activity level, and overall health to create the most effective treatment strategy.

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Conservative Treatment Options

Pain Relief and Bunion Management

We offer a range of conservative treatment options aimed at relieving pain and slowing the progression of bunions. These include recommending shoes with a wider toe box and proper support to alleviate pressure on the bunion, using custom orthotics and padding to provide cushioning and correct foot alignment, and implementing exercises to strengthen the muscles around the foot and improve overall foot function. In addition, we may suggest anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and pain.

Advanced Treatment Modalities

Innovative Surgical Techniques

For more severe cases, we provide advanced treatment modalities, including minimally invasive bunion surgery. Our techniques, such as bunionectomy and Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, offer precise correction of deformities with minimal scarring and faster recovery times compared to traditional surgery. These surgical options are designed to realign the bones, remove excess tissue, and restore normal function to the big toe. Our surgical team is highly skilled and experienced in performing these procedures, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Long-Term Foot Health

Adhering to the podiatrist’s recommendations is crucial for maintaining long-term foot health and effectively managing bunions. Regular follow-ups and preventive measures can help ensure lasting relief and improved foot function.

We educate our patients on the importance of wearing appropriate footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, and performing regular foot exercises to keep their feet in good condition. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to maintain healthy feet and prevent future foot problems.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Experience the benefits of professional bunion treatment at Michigan Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our expert care can provide pain relief, improve foot function, and enhance your overall well-being. Contact us at (313) 582-6222 today or schedule a consultation

Take the first step toward healthier feet and pain-free life by scheduling your consultation with us today. Our team is ready to assist you in achieving the best possible outcomes for your foot health.

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7243 Chase Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126

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