Bunion Surgery – Serving Iowa Falls, IA

If you’ve ever dealt with bunions, you know all too well how those seemingly harmless bumps can wreak havoc on your daily life. Mason City Clinic is pleased to offer bunion surgery to alleviate your pain, improve your mobility, and enhance your quality of life. Don’t wait. Contact our experienced podiatrists to get on track to real, lasting relief!

All About Bunions

A bunion is a painful condition characterized by the deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. It occurs when the big toe gradually leans towards the other toes, causing the joint to protrude and creating a bony bump on the side of the foot. The enlarged joint may cause the big toe to turn inward towards the second toe, leading to complications like walking difficulties, ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses. Aside from the discomfort, bunions can also be visually unappealing.

Bunions can develop due to one or a combination of factors, including genetics, footwear choices, foot stress and injuries, arthritis, and the natural structure of the foot. As the condition progresses, it often causes symptoms like pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty finding comfortable shoes to wear. 

Bunion Treatment – An Overview

Our experienced podiatrists always start with a conservative approach to bunion relief, like wearing wide-toed shoes or using splints or orthotic devices to reposition the big toe. If arthritis is the cause of your bunions, we may recommend medication to reduce your swelling or pain. 

If these nonsurgical treatments don’t help, our experienced podiatrists may recommend bunion surgery, which often resolves the symptoms and discomfort. The goal of surgery is to correct the deformity as much as possible and to relieve your pain. 

What Can You Expect During Bunion Surgery?

The type of bunion surgery depends on the severity of the condition and the patient’s overall health. Our experienced podiatrist may realign the joint, remove excess bone or tissue, remove arthritic joint surfaces, or fuse the joint. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, meaning most patients can return home the same day.

Recovery time varies depending on the extent of damage and the type of surgery. We generally advise patients to take their pain medication, keep the foot elevated, limit weight-bearing activities, and follow a physical therapy and rehabilitation plan to promote healing. Make sure to follow our post-operative instructions to get back on your feet as soon as possible.

What Are the Benefits of Bunion Surgery?

The primary goal of bunion surgery is to correct the underlying deformity, halt the progression of the condition, provide pain relief, and enhance the overall function and mobility of the foot.

The benefits of bunion surgery include the following:

  • Pain relief: By addressing the root cause of the bunion, the surgery aims to alleviate pain associated with the condition.
  • Improved foot function: The surgery aims to correct the misalignment, enhancing the overall function and mobility of the foot.
  • Comfortable shoe options: Following the procedure, patients can enjoy the freedom of wearing a wider variety of shoes comfortably, without discomfort or pain

Check Out Our Podcast

To learn more about bunion surgery, tune into this podcast featuring Dr. Henrich, who discusses the treatment options available to patients suffering from bunions. He also sheds light on a revolutionary new approach: 3D bunion surgery. This groundbreaking procedure helps get patients up and walking sooner. Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from our expert about the latest advances in bunion surgery.

Bunion Surgery Near Me Serving Iowa Falls, IA

It’s time to enjoy life free from foot discomfort and restrictions! Bunion surgery offers lasting relief, allowing you to return to your favorite activities without the burden of foot discomfort. Our experienced podiatrists at Mason City Clinic will evaluate your concerns and recommend the treatment best suited for your needs. We invite you to call us at 641-494-5200 or schedule an appointment online today!

We proudly serve patients in Britt, Hampton, Algona, Forest City, Lake Mills, Charles City, Iowa Falls, and the surrounding communities.

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