Bunion Removal Help in Salt Lake City, Utah
A Bunion, also know as Hallux Valgus deformity, is one of the more common foot deformities. Bunions are characterized by a large bump on the inside of the foot with the big toe pushing into the 2nd toe. Bunions are painful for several reasons, create a wider foot and make it difficult to find comfortable shoes. Bunions are a progressive disorder, meaning that they generally get worse with time. As a bunion enlarges, the corrective surgery may require a longer recovery time.
How do I know I have a bunion?
When you have an uncomfortable bump on the inside of your foot, and your big toe, along with your second and even third toe all start to learn towards your little toe.
What caused my bunion?
Bunions are highly genetic. They are more common with flat feet and in women. Shoes can make a bunion worse, but they are not considered a primary cause.
What are the treatment options for my bunions?
If a bunion is small and not painful, appropriate shoes and orthotics (shoe inserts or arch supports) can slow the progression of the deformity. Wider shoes with softer material can increase comfort. Our clinic will help you find shoes and inserts to match your style and budget.
If the conservative treatment is not providing enough comfort, bunion surgery is frequently required. Dr. Goebel can help you choose the correct procedure with a thorough clinical exam and x-rays. We know that considering surgery can be a scary thought. We will do everything we can to ensure your safety and comfort at one of two locations: Salt Lake City, UT, and West Jordan, UT. Dr. Goebel makes himself available to his surgical patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is a happy patient with a quick recovery.