What Are Bunions?

Bunions, also known as hallux abducto valgus, are a deformity of the foot which, when left untreated, can progress and cause severe pain. Because bunions are a progressive disorder it is important to establish a treatment plan immediately after diagnosis. At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer unparalleled treatment and rehabilitation for those suffering from bunions. If you believe that you or a loved one are suffering from bunions, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.

What Are Bunion Treatment Options?

There is a wide range of bunion treatment options available today.  In slower progressing cases, the patient will likely undergo regular observation, ice the affected area, wear specialized shoes and receive cortisone injections.

Patients with bunions that hinder daily activities and/or progress quickly are often candidate for bunion surgery.  Only a foot and ankle surgeon can help you determine which surgical method is in your best interest.  The goal of any bunion surgery is to correct the changes to the bone and tissue of the foot and to remove the visible bump on the exterior of the foot.

What Are the Common Causes and Symptoms of Bunions?

Bunions are often genetic.  In cases that bunions are not inherited they generally develop in those with particular characteristics of the feet.  Because there is such a wide variance in the progression and affects of bunions, symptoms too can vary a great deal.  Common symptoms include:

  • A visible bump on the outside of the foot
  • Inflammation
  • Numbness
  • Pain and soreness of the foot

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our foot and ankle specialists provide bunion treatment options for patients in all stages of bunion progression.  Whether you have just begun to show symptoms or your case has progressed overtime; our specialists are here to help you through every step of the bunion treatment and recovery process.  If you are interested in learning more about your bunion treatment options, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.

Bunionectomy Success Stories

“I knew right away that Dr. Funk was the doctor for me. He put me immediately at ease and always knew exactly what he was talking about. ”

– Athena, Patient of Dr. Funk