DeLoor Podiatry Associates -  - Podiatrist

DeLoor Podiatry Associates

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in New York & New Jersey

Many people think of bunions as an embarrassing and painful problem that they need to live with. Fortunately, innovative technologies available at DeLoor Podiatry Associates can offer treatment. The experienced team of podiatrists offers bunion management and bunion surgery to stop your symptoms and restore your foot. There are locations in the Koreatown, Lenox Hill, Financial District, Hamilton Heights, Midtown, and Gramercy in Manhattan; Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, and Midwood in Brooklyn; and Paramus, New Jersey. Call the office nearest you or book a consultation using the online scheduler.

Bunions Q & A

What do bunions look like?

A bunion is a bony growth on the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, which connects the big toe to the rest of your foot. When you have a bunion, the big toe leans into the next toe and may even overlap it in some cases. 

The more your big toe tilts to the side, the more the joint below it pushes outwards. Bunions create a bump at the base of your big toe, which can grow larger over time. The skin above a bunion may appear red, rough, and raw because of frequent friction while wearing shoes. 

What causes bunions?

Many people inherit a foot type that's prone to developing bunions. If you’re at risk, several factors can trigger bunion growth, with the most common examples being arthritis, tight shoes like high heels, and repeated foot stress.

When should I seek bunion treatment?

If your bunion causes pain, difficulty walking, embarrassment, or all of these issues, it's time to book an appointment at DeLoor Podiatry Associates. Bunions are progressive, so the problem will only get worse if you ignore it or avoid treatment. 

How are bunions treated?

DeLoor Podiatry Associates offers bunion management and bunion surgery. The team can explain all the options and help you decide on the best approach. 

Bunion management 

Bunion management helps control bunion symptoms like pain and stiffness. Some of the most common bunion management approaches include foot padding, custom orthotics, and oral pain medication. Changing your shoes, like selecting shoes with more toe room, can also help.

These bunion management measures don't remove the bunion, but they can greatly improve your comfort and may slow down progression.

Bunion surgery

Bunion surgery is the only way to remove the bunion. There are many types of bunion surgery, but the ultimate goal is always to remove the excess bone and restore normal MTP joint alignment. 

This may involve internal fixation with pins, screws, and plates in some cases. The DeLoor Podiatry Associates team can frequently use advanced minimally invasive techniques to remove your bunion with a minimum of downtime. 

The DeLoor Podiatry Associates team can recommend the bunion solution that works best for you, so call the office nearest you or click the online appointment maker for help.