Did you know that it is possible to perform a hallux valgus (bunion) surgery without general anaesthesia?
Hallux abducto valgus (bunion) is a bone deformity of the forefoot. This deformity can be painful as the wearing of shoes and the presence of bursitis and osteoarthritis cause nerve entrapment. Non-surgical treatments such as adapted footwear and plantar orthoses may relieve the symptoms of this deformity of the big toe. When early treatments fail, podiatric surgery may be considered.
Bunion surgery consists of removing the calcium deposits around the big toe joint in order to restore the normal alignment of the joint. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia in an operating room.
Depending on the type of procedure used, the patient will be instructed to be non-weight bearing for a period ranging from 3 to 12 weeks.
A hammer toe is a deformity of one or both joints of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe. This deformity can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes and cause pain.
Morton’s neuroma is often referred to as a pinched or swollen nerve. Wearing tight shoes or shoes with pointed toes is the most common cause of Morton’s neuroma!
Did you know that ingrown toe nail surgery can be performed in the podiatrist office and that you can resume normal activity the following day?