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.
Where can I learn more about bunions?
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. Surgery is an option depending on the case.
Do you offer custom insoles?
Yes, we offer custom insoles. The doctor will examine the feet to determine what type of insoles work best. The insole takes 1-2 weeks to create.
Do we perform Bunion Surgery?
Yes, bunion surgery is performed in the office. Dr. David C Scherer, D.P.M utilizes the Minimal Incision Technique. This technique allows the doctor to perform the surgery in office. Please call in for a free consultation
What is the Minimal Incision Technique?
The Minimal Incision Surgical Technique does not require pins, metal rods, screws, or plaster. Surgery is preformed in-office and does not require any hospitalization. Dr. Scherer, D.P.M., P.A. may use one stich 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 or less. The time frame of the surgery may vary.
How many follow-up visits will I need after Bunion Surgery?
Follow-up visits vary based on the healing processes. Dr. David C. Scherer, D.P.M., P.A. will determine the number of follow-up visits.
For your convenience please find listed below a few different websites that discuss bunions and possible treatments.
This was a simple bunion sugery
This is one week after surgery.