BUNION SURGERY Cranberry Twp and surrounding area
Bunions are a common foot issue that, left untreated, can turn into a painful problem.
Introducing the Best Bunion surgeon, Beaver
Dr Dylan McHattie DPM is the newest Bunion Surgeon to join the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic in our Cranberry, Beaver, Butler and Allegheny County Podiatry offices. He has extensive training in and specializes in the care of and surgery for bunions.
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a large bony bump at the base of the big toe that angles outward. You can have a mild or severe bunion. The big toe may be angled sharply or mildly toward your other toes. When your big toe feels sore and stiff at the joint then it may become red and may blister or callous. Sometimes, these symptoms will cause your big toe to turn inward. Depending on what shoes you are trying to wear, bunions can be very painful.
What causes bunions?
Bunions are caused by heredity, flat feet, wearing high heels, and wearing ill-fitting or poorly-shaped shoes. When the largest toe starts to move in the direction of the little toes, then bunions can start to form. Women are nearly 10 times more likely to develop bunions than men.
What Are Symptoms Of Bunions?
A bunion looks like a turnip, so if you have a bunion you might notice any of the following symptoms:
• Finding it difficult to wear your regular shoes
• Difficulty in walking
• Thickened skin
• Numbness in the big toe and the area around it
• Not being able to bend your big toe
• Experiencing pain and inflammation when you try to bend it.
• Swelling and redness
• Corns and calluses, especially in the first and the second toe
Bunions diagnosis ?
The podiatrists at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can often diagnose a bunion just by looking at it. We can help you with your foot pain.
If one of the doctors thinks that you will need bunion surgery (bunionectomy) to realign your big toe, surgery may be required. We will X-ray your foot and examine the angle of your bones. The outpatient surgery, called a bunionectomy, takes place using twilight anesthesia.
How to treat bunions ?
If bunions are mild, you can treat them by wearing wider shoes or by placing padding in your shoe. If the problem is severe, or if you are diabetic, however, then schedule a simple, one-hour outpatient procedure to have you back into your shoes within three to six weeks. You’ll be able to walk immediately, but will have to wear a special shoe for several weeks.
If you think that you’re suffering from bunions, then call Beaver Valley Foot Clinic today. Don’t walk around in pain— You can treat painful bunions through simple surgery, and you’ll be up and walking within days!
What Are Risk Factors Of Bunions?
There are some factors that may increase the chances of you having bunions, here are some of them:
• Wearing Shoes That Don’t Fit Well
If you wear shots that don’t fit you properly then you are making a mistake. If your shoes are too small, pointy, or aren’t the right fit for you then you can become the right fit for bunion.
Yes, bunions can be hereditary! If your parents or grandparents have suffered from this problem then there are chances that you may suffer from it too.
• Wearing High Heels
Those who wear high heels often are more prone to bunions since heels force your toes to stick together.
It also provides less room to your room which makes bunions more likely to affect you.
Can You Prevent Bunions?
Preventing bunions isn’t a hard task, all you need to do is change the type of shoes you wear. When choosing a new shoe you need to make sure you keep these things in mind:
• Choose shoes that provide a wide space, consider buying little loose shoes.
• Avoid shoes with pointed and narrow tips
• Buy new shoes and throw away old ones
• Change socks as well, too small or tight socks can be a problem as well
As long as you feel comfortable in your shoes you won’t face bunions, so get ready to buy new ones.