Bunions

What are Bunions?

A bunion is a dislocated big toe joint with a readily visible bump next to the big toe. If left untreated a Bunions can disfigure the appearance of the foot.  People who have bunions are normally limited to wearing shoes that will conform around the bunion. This is a painful condition since the joints are misaligned. Bunions usually are associated with flat feet and can often run in families. Bunions affect all ages and get worse with age. 

What are the different types of treatment?

Bunions can be treated by a medical professional. Treatments vary based on the needs of the patient and the condition of the bunion. The doctor may prescribe custom insoles to help realign the joint or even suggest a different kind of shoe to help relieve discomfort. In some cases surgery may be required.

Do you offer custom insoles?

Yes, we offer custom insoles. The doctor will examine the feet to determine what type of insoles work best. These are usually made within a week! 

Do we preform Bunion Surgery?

Yes, bunion surgery is preformed in-office. Dr. David C Scherer, D.P.M utilizes the Minimal Incision Technique. This technique allows the doctor to preform the surgery in office. Please call in for a free consultation. Find photos of before and after listed below:

What is the Minimal Incision Technique?

The Minimal Incision Surgical Technique does not require pins, metal rods, screws or plaster. Surgery is performed in-office and does not require any hospitalization. Dr. Scherer, D.P.M., P.A. may use one stick to close the surgical area, but this may vary from case to case. We use a local anesthetic so that the patient is awake throughout the entire procedure. The surgery may take 1-3 hours to perform. 

How many follow-up visits will I need?

Follow-up visits vary based on the healing processes. Dr. David C. Scherer, D.P.M., P.A. will determine the amount of follow-up visits. 

Where can I learn more about bunions?

Mayo Clinic: https://goo.gl/dGh6Z6

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society https://goo.gl/KYKaj2

Before

This was a simple bunion sugery

After

This is one week after surgery.