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 in the way of your daily routine, it is time for treatment. Non-operative methods for bunions include: bunion pads, bunion splints, foot exercises, pain medication, avoiding shoes that create pressure on the bunion region, orthotics, and sometimes injections. The decision for bunion surgery in my New York City bunion surgery practice depends on your comfort level, as well as how severe the bunion is. Surgical removal of a bunion can involve bone cuts (austin bunionectomy) or bone mending (lapidus bunionectomy). Cosmetic bunion surgery can be performed with the Bunionplasty® procedure.