You’re feeling good. You’re wearing your favorite red bottoms and have that important meeting today. You’re feeling good. Powerful even. Rawr. Then boom. You feel a sharp pain to the inside of your foot, your confidence fading away.
When you take of your shoe and you see that there is a hard lump on the inside of your foot, maybe swollen, maybe rubbed raw and red. That is a bunion.
A bunion is a structural deformity that can happen for many reasons, most of which are biomechanical in nature. All these biomechanical issues make it so your bunion deformity can get worse as time goes on, if proper treatment is not sought.
Our doctors at Michigan Avenue Podiatry has been extensively trained and specializes in minimally invasive bunion correction surgery. With a minimally invasive bunion correction procedure, our doctors create a small incision to the inside of your foot the size of small pencil eraser, right near where that big bump is, and surgically corrects that deformity and fixes it in the proper position. This helps to realign the proper axis of your foot, and allows for correction of the bunion deformity.
This is in stark contrast to the bunion surgery that is being offered today everywhere, with large open incisions that are the size of #2 pencil in some cases, and requiring you to be off your foot for 6-8 weeks.
What that means to you? Well that means you can get back to living your life the way you see fit. You wearing your favorite heels or narrow shoes without worry. You getting back into your exercise routine with no excuses. You just getting back to feeling like, well, you.