A bunion is a painful, bony bump that can develop on the side of the big toe joint. Bunions form when the big toe is forced in an unnatural position that causes the bone and tissues at the bottom of the joint to move out of place. If left untreated, this condition can cause skin irritation, skin breakdown, and arthritis.
At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our highly-experienced, certified specialists can perform bunionectomy surgery. During this procedure, portions of bone are removed and the bones on the foot and toe are realigned to eliminate the bump on the side of your foot. Bunionectomy surgery will eliminate painful symptoms and help you get back to the activities you enjoy. Our team will work alongside you during your surgery and provide you with a personalized rehabilitation plan to ensure a quick and healthy recovery.
If you are experiencing painful bunion symptoms, do not allow your condition to worsen. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
Unless the underlying causes of bunions are eliminated, they will only worsen over time. In cases of severe discomfort, a surgical procedure known as a bunionectomy may be performed. The amount of the deformity will determine the surgical technique prescribed.
In the case of small bunions, the bothersome bump may only require shaving to repair the soft tissue in the big toe joint. However, bunions that cause severe pain or discomfort usually require more correction than shaving provides.
In the more severe cases, the technique most often recommended is a procedure that involves breaking and then realigning the metatarsal bone to decrease the toe’s angle of deviation. In both procedures, the bones are correctly repositioned and then stabilized with screws, pins, plates, or wires.
We offer the best, least invasive and least aggressive options to relieve your pain and symptoms so you can get back to the life you love. Barrington Orthopedic Specialists Foot & Ankle Care Center has convenient locations in Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village and Schaumburg.