Norridge Foot Surgeon

Foot Surgery Norridge

Do you find it difficult to stay on your feet throughout the day due to a painfully inflamed area on the toes of your feet? Our toes work to provide our bodies with the balance we need to walk upright, but for some of us our big toes can cause more harm than good. Bunions are a painful growth, known as hallux valgus, which causes the bone or tissues around the base of to enlarge and form a large bump at the base of the big toe. Bunions can impede your ability to walk comfortably and even cause a deformity of the toe without proper treatment. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need to get back on your feet at your local Norridge foot surgeon with the state of the art practice of AFP Podiatry.

Norridge Illinois Foot Care

Norridge Illinois Foot Care

Bunions can be removed by your trusted Norridge foot surgeon in different ways. The first is known as a bunionectomy, and is used when the bunion is simply a swollen overgrowth on the base of the toe. This sac full of fluid is an overgrowth called a bursa, and is removed through a small incision at the top of the foot. In some cases a bunion can actually cause a shift in the bone of the toe, forcing the big toe to be pointed inward towards the rest of your toes. If this is the case, your doctor will work to realign the foot and straighten the toe for a healthy posture and walking gait.

In other more severe cases involving the need for bone removal, an osteotomy is performed. This treatment works by shortening the bone in the two which is causing the bunion to form at the base of the toe. Your professional Norridge foot surgeon will make a small incision at the top of the foot, and work to remove a small section of the first metatarsal joint of your big toe. The metatarsal joint is then reshaped to insure a more natural fit into the joint itself. Once the metatarsal and big toe have been reconfigured into a more harmonious setting, the entire foot is then realigned to insure perfect position. Bunion surgery of any kind will take at least six weeks to heal, with stitches to be removed in one to three weeks.

For the very best in bunion removal surgery, be sure to visit the experts at your neighborhood Norridge foot surgeon. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the welcoming offices of AFP Podiatry provide advanced care for podiatry problems in patients of all ages at three convenient locations to help you relieve your aches and pains. With bunion surgery from AFP Podiatry, you can be back on your feet in no time.

Norridge Bunion Removal Surgery
4701 N. Cumberland Ave
Norridge, Illinois 60706
(708) 867-3338