A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. They can develop from an inherited structural defect, excess stress on your foot, or can result from an existing medical condition. Bunions are one of the most common foot disorders treated by Podiatrists. In fact, more than half the women in America have bunions, a common deformity often blamed on wearing tight, narrow shoes.
Some bunions can be treated conservatively with wider shoes, offloading pads and anti-inflammatories. If this does not help, then surgical treatment is indicated. The goal of a bunion surgery is to realign the bone back to its correction position and to remove the bony prominence. Dr. Chopra and Dr. Saeed can perform minimally invasive bunion surgeries that allow patients to walk right away, less post-surgical pain, scarring and swelling to allow faster healing.