It is true that surgery is the only way to “correct” a bunion, in the sense that conservative treatments will not shrink or reposition the toe or bump in any way. Once the toe begins drifting inward, only surgery will bring it back to its original position.
However, this does not necessarily mean that surgery is required in all, or even most, cases. While aesthetics are important for many people, the primary goal of treatment is to relieve pain and discomfort and allow you to live a full normal, healthy life. In many cases, this can be accomplished non-surgically through a variety of methods, including shoe modifications (sometimes all you need is a wider pair!), gel pads, orthotics, massage, laser therapy, and more.If you can find relief through these processes, great! However, if conservative methods are unsuccessful, trust the skill and experience of Harvey Danciger, DPM to plan and perform whatever surgical procedure will provide you with the best healing and recovery for your condition, age, and lifestyle goals. Schedule your appointment today online, or by calling 760-568-0108.