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When Is Bunion Surgery Necessary?

Bunions or hallux valgus are bony bumps that appear at the base of the big toe and result in the bending of the biggest toe towards the other toes of the feet. The severity of this disorder may range from mild to severe. In some severe cases, the best treatment option may be bunion surgery which is one of the services offered by our qualified Podiatrists in Mullica Hill, NJ, and Upper Darby, and Philadelphia, PA, at Mullica Hill Foot and Ankle.

Foot anatomy, arthritis, uncomfortable footwear, pregnancy, and genetics are all factors that may cause the disorder.

Bunions can be categorized into three stages mild, moderate, and severe. If not treated early, mild and moderate cases may become severe.

Before going to surgery your Podiatrist will recommend the following forms of treatment which will probably relieve your pain and solve the problem:

  1. Using over-the-counter pain killers
  2. Wearing comfortable well-fitted shoes that don’t cause pressure on your bunion
  3. Using orthotic insoles and pads
  4. Using ice packs or warm soaks to reduce the swelling and pain
  5. Cortisol injections

Your Podiatrist in Mullica Hill, NJ, and Upper Darby, and Philadelphia, PA, may consider performing a bunion removal surgery if:

  • You have tried less invasive methods and are still suffering from intolerable pain that affects your ability to walk and interferes with your daily activities,
  • Have permanent swelling in your toe joint even with rest and medications
  • You are having difficulties in moving the affected toe

Bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure in which you will undergo either general or local anesthesia then the surgeon will remove the bunion and make any other needed repairs to your foot. After that, you will be transferred to the recovery room where you will stay for a few hours before being discharged.

Visit your Podiatrists in our Mullica Hill, NJ, and Upper Darby, and Philadelphia, PA, offices to get the best treatment. Just call (856) 223-9939 and book your appointment in New Jersey. You can also reach us at (610) 449-2345, (215) 563-9478, or (215) 462-2610 in Pennsylvania.

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