Podiatrist in Schaumburg

Schaumburg foot specialist

Podiatrist in Schaumburg

Podiatrist in Schaumburg

Do you have pain on the inside of your foot at the joint of your big toe, especially when wearing shoes? Is there swelling, warmth, and redness at the joint of your big toe? Does the large toe joint have stiffness or pain with less motion than the second-toe joint? Then you may need to seek out a podiatrist in Schaumburg to treat your bunions. Luckily, at AFP Podiatry Roselle, Dr. Philip L. Forni, DPM specializes in several kinds of treatments for bunions, including bunion slide surgery.

If conservative methods such as wearing different kinds of shoes, medications, or orthotic devices have failed to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bunions, you may need surgery to relieve pressure and return the toe joint to its normal position. In order to correct mild, moderate, and arthritic bunion deformities, Dr. Forni prefers a procedure called the Bunion Slide. Pain associated with bunions stems from misaligned bones and worn cartilage. Bunion slide surgery realigns the bone by pushing the bone out and maneuvering it back into its natural, straight position. During this procedure, your podiatrist in Schaumburg will make a small, cosmetic incision on the side of the foot, out of direct sight. Next, a simple bone incision, or osteotomy, is made near the anatomical neck of the first metatarsal, well behind the first metatarsal- phalangeal joint. Then, the entire joint is slid back into the normal anatomical position and stabilized with standard internal fixation. This treatment attempts to minimize the amount of surgical manipulation to your bones as much as possible. Rest and light medication will allow you to be back on your feet in only a few short days.

If surgery is required, Dr. Forni will discuss your surgical options as well as what is involved for a successful and comfortable post-operative experience. Almost all foot surgery is performed on an out-patient basis. In fact, bunion slide surgery realigns the metatarsal foot bone in 25-40 minutes under local anesthetic. If you are interested in the bunion slide surgery, or would like to research your options for bunion removal, please contact AFP Podiatry Roselle to make an appointment with your podiatrist in Schaumburg, Dr. Forni, today.

825 N Roselle Rd.
Roselle, IL.
Phone: (630) 582-1100

Schaumburg Foot Surgeon

Podiatry Office in Schaumburg

Schaumburg Foot Surgeon

Schaumburg Foot Surgeon

Do you have pain on the inside of your foot at the joint of your big toe, especially when wearing shoes? Is there swelling, warmth, and redness at the joint of your big toe? Does the large toe joint have stiffness or pain with less motion than the second-toe joint? Then you may need to seek out a Schaumburg foot surgeon to treat your bunions. Luckily, at AFP Podiatry, Dr. Philip L. Forni, DPM specializes in several kinds of treatments for bunions, including the Swiss Compression Technique.

If conservative methods such as wearing different kinds of shoes, medications, or orthotic devices have failed to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bunions, you may need surgery to relieve pressure and return the toe joint to its normal position. In order to correct mild, moderate, and arthritic bunion deformities, Dr. Forni prefers a procedure called the Bunion Slide, also known as the Swiss Compression Technique. Pain associated with bunions stems from misaligned bones and worn cartilage. The Swiss Compression Technique realigns the bone by pushing the bone out and maneuvering it back into its natural, straight position. During this procedure, your Schaumburg foot surgeon will make a small, cosmetic incision on the side of the foot, out of direct sight. Next, a simple bone incision, or osteotomy, is made near the anatomical neck of the first metatarsal, well behind the first metatarsal- phalangeal joint. Then, the entire joint is slid back into the normal anatomical position and stabilized with standard internal fixation. This treatment attempts to minimize the amount of surgical manipulation to your bones as much as possible. Rest and light medication will allow you to be back on your feet in only a few short days.

If surgery is required, Dr. Forni will discuss your surgical options as well as what is involved for a successful and comfortable post-operative experience. Almost all foot surgery is performed on an out-patient basis. In fact, The Swiss Compression Technique realigns the metatarsal foot bone in 25-40 minutes under local anesthetic. If you are interested in the Swiss Compression Technique, or would like to research your options for bunion removal, please contact AFP Podiatry to make an appointment with your Schaumburg foot surgeon, Dr. Forni, today.

825 North Roselle Road
Roselle, IL 60172
Phone: (630)- 582-1100

Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Oakbrook Bunions Foot Doctor

Are you experiencing a lot of pain on the side of your big toe? Is it becoming more and more difficult to find shoes that fit, and are comfortable? If so, it sounds that you may be suffering from a bunion. Many people come to AFP Podiatry Lombard to get bunions treatment in Oakbrook.

Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Bunions Treatment in Oakbrook

Our practice doctor is Dr. Philip L. Forni. Dr. Forni is an expert foot doctor who is a double board certified podiatric physician from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is an expert and highly trained foot doctor who provides successful treatment for many foot problems including bunions. Bunions are a very common deformity of the joint of the big toe. When you have a bunion, the base of the big toe becomes enlarged, and the area skin may become tender. Walking becomes painful as the toe joint flexes. The big toe may end up moving toward your other toes as the joint juts outward. When a bunion becomes painful, bunions treatment in Oakbrook becomes necessary, or the pain may well become worse

While many people believe that you get a bunion from wearing shoes that are too narrow, this is really not the case. People may inherit a certain foot structure that can lead to bunions. Foot injuries may also cause bunions, along with other foot problems such as flat feet or low arches. Bunions can also cause numbness in the big toe or swelling or stiffness near the affected joint. Bunions treatment in Oakbrook can include many different solutions including: wearing the proper foot to provide support and room to accommodate the bunion; anti-inflammatory drugs; cortisone injections; and orthotic devices provide by our foot doctor. If these measures all fail to provide bunion relief, our foot doctor may recommend some type of bunion surgery to relieve pressure and to help the toe joint to return to its original, normal condition. There are a few different types of bunion surgery; one involves shaving off the enlarged portion of the bone and realigning the muscles. Another surgical option is called an osteotomy and involves cutting and rotating the bone, and using screws and pins to secure the bones into place. Our foot doctor will be able to discuss all options with you. If you would like to see what can be done to relieve your bunion pain, make an appointment today to see Dr. Forni at AFP Podiatry Lombard.

AFP Podiatry Lombard
2340 S Highland Ave. Suite 100
Lombard, IL.
(630) 620-4848