Bunion Treatment in Wappingers Falls & Hopewell Junction, NY
Maintain Your Foot Aesthetics & Improve Comfort With 5-Star-Rated Care
Does your foot have a funny-looking bump on the side near the big toe that sometimes hurts when it rubs against your shoes? If so, you may have a common foot condition known as a bunion. While you may think you just need to find more comfortable footwear, the problem probably isn’t your shoes – it’s actually the bones, tendons, and tissues inside your feet. Fortunately, our 5-star-rated podiatrist is experienced in bunion treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY and can provide options to get you walking, pain-free, in your favorite shoes again.
Assessing Your Condition
When you see our board-certified podiatrist, he’ll start with a comprehensive assessment of your feet, including digital x-rays of the affected area. Usually, the x-rays of a classic bunion reveal abnormal positioning of the first metatarsal bone, and sometimes extra bone growth in that area. The large toe is often tilted inward, toward the second toe – in some cases, these two toes could even cross. Because the metatarsal is at the wrong angle, these bony areas jut out from the side of your foot, creating that painful bump that makes it difficult to get comfortable inside many shoes. The longer it goes untreated, the worse the problem gets, as abnormal stretching of tendons and tissues inside your foot could increase the bone deformity over time.
Upon getting a clear picture of what’s going on inside your foot, we’ll develop a treatment plan to get you back on your feet quickly. For immediate pain relief, we’ll help you select the right footwear and provide pads and cushions to increase your comfort. We may also provide orthotic devices to be worn inside your shoes, to help control the abnormal movement of your bones. These inserts can reduce pain as well as the possibility that your bunion deformity will further progress.
These conservative non-surgical treatments can be effective for your bunion deformity. However, if they don’t alleviate your pain, surgery may be the next step. Surgery may involve very minor procedures and can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or treated on an out-patient basis. Bunion surgery works well for the vast majority of patients. The type of bunion surgery depends on several factors including the degree of deformity, patient’s activity level, and their overall health. After your bunion surgery, our podiatrist and team will provide the care and information you need for a speedy recovery.
You don’t have to suffer through the pain! Treating your bunion can significantly reduce your discomfort and get you back out and enjoying life again.
Learn More About Bunion Treatment in Wappingers Falls, NY Today!
Experience Hudson Valley’s most reputable and gentle podiatric care delivered with genuine kindness. We take the time to listen to you and will thoroughly explain all your treatment options so you can make an educated decision. Schedule an appointment today by calling 845-298-9074 or by clicking here for our convenient online form.
During your appointment, Dr. Schlam and our compassionate team will answer any questions you may have about our office, treatments, affordable payment options, and anything else you want to ask us. You will feel welcomed the minute you walk through our doors and we will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable throughout all your visits.
Come see for yourself how our board-certified podiatrist and team offer 5-star-rated foot care you can trust at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists, P.C.
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Wappingers Falls, NY our podiatrist and team at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists also provide 5-star-rated podiatry care to patients from Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Fishkill & Beacon, NY, and Surrounding Areas.