A very common condition we treat in our practice is bunions. They can cause quite a bit of pain and can keep us from wearing our shoes comfortably.
These are typically fixed in a “same day surgery” facility where you are able to return to the comfort of your home the same day. You are sedated during the procedure and a long acting local anesthetic is used which also takes care of most of the postoperative discomfort.
A bunion (medical term Hallux Valgus) at first glance seems like a simple bump on the inside of the foot. It is actually a complex dislocation of a joint that is an important aspect of normal foot function.
This typically gives pressure when trying to wear shoes. While shoe may aggravate the condition, it is usually considered to be hereditary.
Non-surgical treatments may provide some relief from the bunion but will not correct or prevent progression of the deformity.
Surgery is usually considered to be the definitive correction of this problem. There are numerous types of procedures that can be performed depending on the severity of your condition. X-rays are taken and your foot is evaluated and the exact type of procedure can then be selected.
Dr. Greenberg has performed thousands of these procedures and also is an expert at reparing a failed procedure you may have had at another location.