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I have developed a bunion

Several months ago I started menopause hormone replacement therapy. I am 55 and live in the greater New York City area. I have developed a bunion and was wondering if this was a side effect of hormone replacement therapy. Bunions occur for a variety of reasons, but hormone therapy has not been associated with them…. Read more »


I have a bunion that was removed twice but both times has returned

I have a bunion that was removed twice but both times has returned. If I learn to adapt to my bunion would irreversible damage be done to the joint of my toe? Bunion surgery recurrence happens in approximately 15% of cases, but the return of the bunion largely depends on the techniques used to correct… Read more »


Are there different types of bunion surgery?

Are there different types of bunion surgery? I am 53, female and live in New York. I am considering removing a bunion and would like to know what methods are available for this type of procedure. Bunion surgery is an art.  Yes, there are different types of bunion surgery performed today, but the best bunion… Read more »


Is there any particular type of footwear that would prevent the formation of bunions

I am an active 50-year-old woman who enjoys walking and visiting museums and parks in New York City. Although I had a bunion removed it came back. Is there any particular type of footwear that would prevent the formation of bunions? Manhattan patients with bunions are always hoping to get back on their feet fast… Read more »


I have a bunion and wanted to know if I had it surgically removed

I’m a 51-year-old man living on the East Side of New York who loves to golf and travel to be able to enjoy this sport year round. I have a bunion and wanted to know if I had it surgically removed how long the recovery process would be and when will I be able to… Read more »


I have developed a bunion that is starting to interfere with my daily routine

I’m a 39-year-old female school teacher in New York City and have developed a bunion that is starting to interfere with my routine daily activities. Can bunions be treated medically or do they require surgical removal? In our Manhattan Bunion Surgery practice, we treat bunions both medically and without surgery.  Once the bunion is getting… Read more »


I have a bunion that seems to be getting larger and painful

I love to run and participate in marathons when time allows. I am an overall healthy 27-year-old female. However, I have a bunion that seems to be getting larger and painful. I reside in New York City. If I have my bunion removed surgically will it return? Bunion recurrence after surgery is a possibility, but… Read more »


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… Read more »


Kevin’s Success Story

Hi!  My name is Kevin.  I’m a 29-year-old medical student.  I had an unfortunate accident where I tore two tendons in my foot and a ligament. I actually found Dr. Blitz almost by accident but it was meant to be because he repaired everything that was wrong.  He caught the problem immediately that my primary… Read more »


Wondering if bunions are an inherited trait?

It seems that most of my family (men and women) suffer from bunions. I am a 34-year-old female living on the East Side and was wondering if bunions are an inherited trait and, if so, whether there was anything I could do to head them off? Bunions can be inherited, even in Manhattan!  Though shoe… Read more »