Bunions

Did you know that bunions are not caused by shoe gear?

  • Bunions are mal position of the joint, not a bone that over grows.
  • They are caused by imbalance of pull that exists between the toes.
  • Factors that affect bunions are: pregnancy, weight and over pronation.
  • Shoes do not cause bunion but can make it worse.
  • Bunions should be corrected when appropriate in size or else pain and secondary changes occur.
  • Secondary changes cause arthritis.
  • Arthritis damages cartilages which then causes pain.
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3 weeks after minimally invasive bunion and hammertoe surgical correction

Correcting bunions will limit and stop progression of arthritis.

  • Wearing foot orthotics reduces stress to bone and joint.
  • Surgically correcting bunions realigns the joint and makes the joint feel better.
  • Minimally invasive and open procedures are options for surgical correction.
  • Choice of surgical correction is based on the severity of the bunion.
  • For more information or question on bunion and how to correct bunion, please contact Choice Podiatry Center. Same day appointment is available.

If you are interested in more information about treating bunions, please contact us at our Smyrna or Cumming location to set up a consultation today.

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