Dr. Bob Baravarian explains what Bunions are, how they form and some of the advanced treatment options available to UFAI's patients.
At University Foot and Ankle Institute we believe in treating bunions conservatively; we truly try to avoid surgery whenever possible.
Technically, you can only “fix a bunion” with surgery, but many patients don't need it to get symptom relief. In its early stages, the progression of the bunion deformity can often be slowed through wearing better shoes and custom insoles )orthotics) that slip right into your shoes.
If surgery is necessary it is performed in our state-of-the-art out-patient surgical centers or hospital. In most cases, weight can immedietly be placed on the foot while wearing a comfortable walking boot. Pain control is an essential part of our approach and most patients report minimal to no need for pain medication.