I have developed problems with a painful swelling at the base of my right big toe


I am a 55-year-old woman with osteoarthritis and have developed problems with a painful swelling at the base of my right big toe. I live in NYC. Can this be treated so I don’t have to wear slippers, and be able to walk comfortably?

Many of our Manhattan patients complain of painful bunions when they wear stylish shoes.  Bunions can be large and painful.  Bunion treatment can involve simple measures such as limiting painful cramped shoes, pain medicine, padding of the area, and toe splints.  Bunion surgery can be an option by correcting the underlying bone malalignment.  For people interested in a cosmetic foot surgery, Dr. Blitz’ Bunionplasty® procedure hides the incision on the inside of the foot, and can be performed for all bunions. Bunion surgery allows you to get back into shoes comfortably and pain free.

 

 

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