Hey everyone, I just wanted to pop in to answer some questions about bunion surgery. One of the main questions we get is, is bunion surgery painful? Well, listen, there are ways to manage that. Number one, the techniques have advanced so much. The dissection techniques and the skill of our surgeons here at Central Park SOLE are top-notch. We make sure that we take every step possible to make sure that you deliver a pain-free result, a happy result, and lifelong problem-solving, so what we do is we make sure our dissection is perfect and our correction is perfect. We make sure our post-op protocol is even better to ensure you're on the appropriate amount of medication with nerve medication. Antibiotics are used to make sure there are no infections, so that's our procedure and that's our protocol. We make sure to deliver a pain-free as much of a pain-free result and experience as possible.

Bunion Correction

Bunions are a condition that can affect the toes. It is one of the most common foot problems. On average, 10%-25% of people have or will experience a bunion in their lifetime. A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. Some people may experience bunionettes that form on the side of the pinky toe. 

This condition forms when the bones of the toe move out of place. This forces the toes to move inward and the joint to protrude outwards. It can be painful.NY Podiatrist Holding Patient With Bunion On Feet and lead to other foot problems such as corns, calluses, and hammer toes

What Causes Bunions on Your Feet

There are a few reasons you may develop a bunion - the most significant factor being genetics. If your family has bunions, your chances of having a bunion increase. In addition, narrow or tight shoes, injuries, trauma, and deformities can cause bunions. 

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery  

Focusing on patient comfort and advanced technology, Dr. Schaeffer is highly experienced in minimally invasive foot surgeries, such as Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction. These surgeries offer less pain, less downtime, and nearly invisible scars, so you can get back on your feet sooner.

When to See a Podiatrist for Bunions

If your condition causes pain and affects your quality of life, it may be time to visit our NYC podiatrist. Take the first step toward happier, healthier feet, and discover what Central Park SOLE can do for you. Complete our contact form or call us at 212-874-0564 to request an appointment with one of our specialists. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.