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Lakeland Podiatrist | Lakeland Bunions – Diagnosis & Treatment | FL | Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group |

Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group

Dr. John Bidelspach

(863) 859-4434

(888) 505-0592

Lakeland Main Office:
4973 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
  The Villages Main Office:
(Just West of Rolling Acres)
Heart Rhythm Associates
781 HWY 466
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Laser Locations:
Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, The Villages, and Tallahassee

Bunions – Diagnosis & Treatment
 

To determine the best treatment for your problem, your doctor may ask if and when your bunion causes pain. Your doctor may also test how far and how smoothly the effected the joint moves. To see if incorrect foot mechanics is causing your problem, your doctor may watch how your feet rotate and flatten how you walk.

Testing
X-ray may be taken of your foot to show the position of the big toe joint. Your doctor may also want to see whether the bunion is affecting other bones in your foot.

To see how well a joint works and to learn if movement causes pain, your doctor may move your joint back and forth.

How Are Bunion Treated
If a bunion is not painful or severe, your doctor may recommend that you wear a different style of shoes. Or you may be prescribed custom-made shoe inserts (orthoses) to control incorrect foot mechanics. For painful or severe bunions, outpatient surgery may be recommended. After surgery, you’ll soon be on your way home and ready for recovery.

Shifting Soft Tissue
The realign the affected joint, any tight tendons on the inside of the toe are released (cut). New bone that makes up the bunion is shaved away.

Shifting Bone
The most common bunion surgery reduces the angle between the first and second toes. Bones in the big toe joint are realigned and the bunion is shaved away. Ligament and tendons around the joint may tightened to hold it properly in place.

Removing Bone
if a structural bunion is severe , a piece of bone is removed from the first metatarsal (the long bone behind the big toe joint). Once repositioned, this bone may be held in place with a pin or a screw. Any new bone that makes up a bunion is shaved away.

After Surgery
Bunion surgery can both reduce pain and improve the appearance of your feet. For best results, see your doctor as schedule and follow all recovery instructions.

Healing Takes Time
Your foot may be bandaged after surgery. If soft tissue were shifted, you may e given a splint to limit foot movement for a while. In such cases, the majority of healing should occur within a few weeks. If bones were cut, you may need to wear a surgical shoe or your foot may be placed in a cast. Depending on the extent of the repair, healing may take several months.

 
 
 
Lakeland Podiatrist Coast 2 Coast Podiatry Group is a poidiatry office providing Bunions – Diagnosis & Treatment, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lakeland, FL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 33809 area and surrounding areas in Lakeland