Family Foot Care
Phone: (941) 749-0626
Deformities of the Foot
Bunions are due primarily to genetic factors, but can become painful over time due to trauma,
Ill-fitting shoes and poor foot structure. What happens is that the bone connected to the big toe starts to drift outward pushing the big toe sideways into the other toes which can also lead to painful hammertoes, corns and calluses.
There are a bunch of different deformities that are associated with your feet. A few are: Hammertoes
- Mallet Toe
- Overlapping Toe
Some treatment options are trimming, digital splinting and/or padding of the corn, orthotics or inserts, injections to relieve pain, changing the type of shoes you wear, and surgery. Although wider shoes, padding and custom orthotics may slow down this progression, surgery is the only way to correct the bunion deformity.
Bunion surgery is usually performed on an out-patient basis which means patients get to go home on the same day of the surgery. Many of our patients start walking on the operative foot within a few days and can return to work within a short period of time.
It is our objective to get you back on your feet as soon possible.