If you suffer from bunions, you can find relief through effective treatment at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland. We offer bunion surgery and treatment to residents of Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What Are Bunions?
Bunions are small, bony bumps that develop at the base of the joint of the toe. Although bunions can develop on the little toes, they are most commonly found on the big toes. Bunions develop slowly over time as pressure pushes the big toe towards the outside of the foot. This slowly changes the angle of the bones, and the big toe will begin to point towards the other toes. The joints also become painful, often developing swelling, tenderness, or redness.
What is the Cost of Bunion Treatment?
The cost of your bunion treatment at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to provide you with the optimal results. The best way to determine the cost of your treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harrison, our lead podiatrist. We also accept insurance and financing options to make our treatments more affordable.
How Are Bunions Treated?
When bunions are caught early on, bunion splints, toe spacers, and foot inserts can help correct the position of the toes and prevent the condition from worsening. Pain cream and injection therapy can help to manage the discomfort caused by bunions and provide relief. More severe cases may require surgery.
How Are Bunions Treated with Surgery?
For severe bunions, surgery is needed to correct the affected joint. During surgery, the bony bump will be removed and the toe joint may be realigned to return it to a normal position. In some cases, removing the bunion will provide sufficient relief and joint realignment is not necessary. After surgery, you will wear a boot or cast for several weeks and should spend as little time on your feet as possible. Most patients are recovered from their bunion surgery in about two months.
The Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland offers bunion treatment and a range of other effective podiatry services. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.