More than 20 percent of adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and close to 66 percent will have a bunion in their lifetime.
The good news is that bunion surgery has advanced and progressed, so there is much less (if any) scarring and a faster recovery time. To learn more, keep reading!
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A bunion appears to be a bump on the side of the foot near the base of the big toe, but inside the foot there is a misalignment of bones in the foot.
The big toe starts leaning inward toward the second toe, which slowly changes the angle of the bones, producing the bump. As bunions get worse they can become sore, inflamed and painful, especially if people wear tight shoes.
Bunions can often be treated non-surgically with anti-inflammatory medications and switching to shoes with a larger toe box.
However, when bunion pain becomes a daily problem and/or limits a person’s ability to perform normal tasks, then bunion surgery can return their foot to a normal appearance and function.
Many people with bunions mistakenly believe that bunion surgery means they won’t be able to walk for months. However, bunion surgery has changed dramatically over past decade.
Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi’s (Dr. K) No Scar Bunion Surgery leaves little, if any, scaring on the outside of the foot and inside the foot, which means a faster recovery time (2-4 weeks) compared to traditional bunion surgery (up to 3 months). No Scar Bunion Surgery means most patients are able to move their big toe without any problems, without the stiffness caused by traditional bunion surgery.
Dr. K explains his No Scar Bunion Surgery this way:
“If you had a gallbladder removal 20 years ago you probably have a 6 inch scar and you stayed in the hospital for 2 days. Now we are able to remove the gallbladder with two small holes and you go home the same day.”
“Why are we still making big incisions and our patients can’t walk for few weeks after bunion surgery. My procedure can achieve the same result as traditional bunion surgery but through a small 5mm incision and because of the small incision , patients are on their feet faster and they have little to no pain.”
If you have foot pain that is persistent and won’t go away, do not let it go untreated or it could very well get worse. Get your foot looked at today so that tomorrow is pain-free.
Please call 626-447-2184 (Arcadia) or 818-408-2800 (San Fernando) to speak make an appointment with Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi about your foot and/or ankle needs.