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Bunion Specialist

Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

Because of advancements in modern bunion treatments, you can get relief from ongoing bunion pain and inflammation right away. The team of board-certified podiatrists at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists offers conservative and minimally invasive bunion surgery solutions in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. Use the online scheduling tool to book your exam today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly to schedule a visit.

Bunion Q & A

Why do bunions form?

Bunions often form because of faulty foot mechanics. For instance, if you inherit certain structural traits, your big toe joint can be left unstable. Each time you slip on shoes that are snug-fitting or pointy, your big toe is forced to move over and rest on top of your little toes.

But because of your natural foot mechanics, over time, your big toe joint actually starts to change shape and can get permanently stuck in that abnormal position. Your chances of developing a bunion are further increased due to:

  • Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • High arches

Bunions don’t always cause pain and inflammation, but they are progressive, so even if your bunion isn’t bothering you now, chances are, it will eventually. Because of this, early intervention is always the best solution if you notice a bunion forming.

When should I see a podiatrist for a bunion?

The top-rated podiatry team at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists encourages you to come in for an evaluation whether you have mild or severe bunion symptoms. It’s especially important to book an exam if your bunions are starting to keep you from doing the things you enjoy because of ongoing:

  • Pain or tenderness
  • Burning or numbness
  • Joint stiffness

You should also book a visit at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists if your bunion is warm to the touch or red. These are all signs of chronic inflammation that can worsen if left untreated.

How are bunions treated?

Your bunion treatment plan usually consists of progressive treatments, from conservative to surgical, to resolve pain and inflammation. Depending on your symptoms and the severity of your joint deformity, your bunion care plan from Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists can include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Padding, splinting, and taping
  • Activity modifications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Change in footwear
  • Custom orthotics

If nonsurgical bunion treatments aren’t effective, you might be a candidate for bunion surgery (bunionectomy). This surgery is entirely personalized to your specific joint deformity. Bunion surgery from Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists can involve removing inflamed or damaged tissue, realigning your big toe joint, or repairing damaged tissues.

Don’t go another day with bunion pain. Book an exam at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists by clicking the online booking feature or by calling the office.

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