How's everyone doing today? I wanted to talk about something that affects many people out there, and that is bunions now; first, I just want to talk about how someone gets a bunion. A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot that sticks out and becomes very painful with every step you take. You can get that from your mother, father, or relatives. You can be born with onions, and sometimes you can have it happen through trauma or just wear and tear of every day. Again, they are super common, and they can be treated. We have a variety of different treatment options here at Central Park SOLE, and I can't wait to talk to you all about them, but first things first come in, let's get an X-ray. Let's make sure you have a bunion, and we'll go from there. Thanks!

How Do Bunions Develop?

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 theirFeet With Bunions on Them 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 and lead to other foot problems such as corns, calluses, and hammer toes.  

So, what causes bunions? Well, the most significant factor is genetics. If your family has a history of bunions, your chances of developing one are higher. But it's not just about your genes. Other factors like wearing narrow or tight shoes, injuries, trauma, and foot deformities can also lead to bunions.  

Treatment for Bunions

There are different types of treatment for bunions. There are conservative approaches that treat the symptoms, and then there are different types of bunion surgeries. Our foot doctor in NYC will devise a treatment plan that is best suited to your lifestyle and needs. 

3D Bunion Correction

3D Lapiplasty bunion surgery is a more efficient and less invasive surgical correction than traditional bunion surgeries. Lapiplasty goes beyond “shaving” off the bump on the joint of the toe and corrects the actual cause of bunions. 

When to See a Podiatrist for Bunions

If you're ready to take the first step towards eliminating your bunion pain and getting back to the activities you love, we invite you to schedule a consultation with New York's top Lapiplasty bunion surgeon, Dr. Brad Schaeffer. 

To request an appointment at Central Park SOLE on the Upper West Side, simply call us at 212-874-0564 or click here to get started online. Dr. Schaeffer and his friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to helping you put your best foot forward with the most advanced lapiplasty bunion surgery in NYC.