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What type of doctor is best for bunion surgery?
Although bunions often require no medical treatment, see a foot specialist (podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating foot problems) if you have:
- Persistent big toe or foot pain.
- A visible bump on your big toe joint.
- Decreased movement of your big toe or foot.
How much does bunion removal cost?
How much does bunion surgery cost? The average cost of bunion surgery in the United States can range anywhere between $3,500 and $12,000 or more.
Can a podiatrist help with bunions?
A podiatrist (chiropodist) can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions.
What is the newest bunion surgery?
Lapiplasty not only is revolutionizing bunion surgery for the surgeon, but also for the patient. The new procedure allows most patients to start bearing weight and walking on the affected foot in two to three days. That’s much quicker than after traditional bunion surgery.
Can you fix a bunion without surgery?
One of the most common questions our podiatrists are asked is: Can bunions be corrected without surgery? And the answer is: Surgery is the only way to get rid of bunions once they form and become a problem. However, surgery isn’t your only treatment option to relieve bunion pain.
What does a podiatrist do on first visit?
The first visit is often the time to treat bunions, ingrown toenails, heel and lower back pain, circulation in your feet if you have diabetes, and foot deformities. The podiatrist might suggest orthotics, padding, or physical therapy to treat your problems. They can treat some conditions in the office.
When should you see a podiatrist?
It can help to prevent conditions from developing or worsening and keep feet healthy. To ensure your feet stay in shape and without issues, visit a podiatrist at least once a year. Additionally, anytime you have unusual symptoms or injuries to the foot or ankle, it’s worth a visit to a podiatrist.
Can you straighten a bunion without surgery?
One of the most common questions our podiatrists are asked is: Can bunions be corrected without surgery? And the answer is: Surgery is the only way to get rid of bunions once they form and become a problem.