Bunion Treatment NYC in Upper East Side, Manhattan


Bunion Treatment NYC in Upper East Side, Manhattan

A bunion is a painful foot deformity affecting the large joint at the base of the big toe. It’s a progressive condition that benefits from expert care. At Aire Podiatry Studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City offers bunion removal surgery.

Reduce Bunion Pain

Reduce pain and inflammation, joint stiffness and swelling with bunion surgery and treatment in NYC.

Drs. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS are expert podiatrists specializing in bunions. They use cutting-edge tools and treatments for bunion deformities.

Doctors Koprince and Ramani take a preventative and integrative approach to care to get the best possible outcomes. Relieve pain by booking your appointment now.

Call the office or schedule your bunion appointment online today.


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What is a bunion?

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a foot deformity. It affects how the bones in the big toe’s joint, called the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, align. This joint connects the first long bone in your foot (the metatarsal) with the first bone in your big toe (the phalanx).

A bunion develops when the bones that make up this joint move out of alignment. The metatarsal bone shifts towards the inside of the foot, while the phalanx leans towards the second toe. This shifting causes inflammation and enlargement of the joint, creating a bump on the inside front part of your foot.

To lessen bunion discomfort, try wearing wide shoes with cushioned insoles. Stretch your toes daily, gently massaging them to reduce pain.

Applying ice can help reduce swelling after a long day. Raise your feet to alleviate pressure on the bunion. Avoid high heels or tight shoes that worsen the pain.

Regularly practicing foot exercises can strengthen the muscles around the bunion. Using bunion pads can also provide relief by reducing friction.

Consulting a podiatrist for customized solutions is the best way to get a treatment plan customized for your situation. By taking these steps, you can improve bunion symptoms and enhance your foot health.

What causes a bunion?

Bunions can be heredity, caused by an injury, or long-term use of wearing the wrong shoes.

In addition to the painful bony bump, bunions also cause corns, calluses, and stiffness in the toe that can restrict movement.

AIRE Podiatry Studio specializes in the care of painful bunions. we offer the latest treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. The best bunion surgery procedures ease foot pain, improve foot function, and increase mobility.

What can I expect during a bunion evaluation?

At AIRE Podiatry Studio, you’ll get a detailed, patient-focused assessment when seeking help for your bunion. They review your symptoms and how they affect your daily life and goals. They also ask about your medical history and examine your feet.

Your podiatrist X-rays your feet to assess the severity of your bunion.

What are the treatments for a bunion?

The podiatrists at AIRE Podiatry Studio take a proactive approach to bunion care. They encourage you to come in as soon as you notice the foot deformity. This way they can provide treatments to prevent it from getting worse.

When dealing with bunions, surgery can be a long-term solution, but it’s more invasive than non-surgical treatments. These methods can offer relief from pain and prevent further bunion progression. Non surgical techniques can include:

  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Gait training
  • Strapping
  • In-house physical therapy
  • Shoe analysis
  • Custom-fitted orthotics (shoe inserts that reduce friction and improve foot movement)

Surgery is typically recommended for severe cases where non-surgical treatments have not helped. It involves realigning the bones in the foot and removing the bony bump. Bunion surgery recovery time is longer, with a period of limited weight-bearing and physical therapy required.

Surgical procedures for bunions include:

  • Bunionectomy: Removal of the bunion.
  • Osteotomy: Repositioning bones to correct alignment.
  • Arthrodesis: Joint fusion for severe cases.
  • Exostectomy: Removal of bony bump.
  • Resection Arthroplasty: Removing damaged joint surfaces.
  • Tendon or Ligament Repair: Restoring tissue balance around the joint.

When you seek help for your bunion at AIRE Podiatry Studio, anticipate a thorough and patient-centered assessment. Our aim is to make you more efficient, confident, and stronger. We do this by taking a preventive and integrative approach to care.

Types of Bunion Surgery NYC

The foot and ankle surgeons at AIRE Podiatry Studio often suggest the Lapidus procedure. This recommendation typically applies to patients with moderate to severe bunions that fail to improve with treatment.

The Lapidus procedure is a minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The surgery fuses the first metatarsal bone to the small bones in your midfoot. This corrects the misalignment and prevent further problems.

The primary goal of MIS is to achieve the same or similar surgical outcomes as traditional open surgery. All while reducing the risks, pain, and recovery time associated with larger incisions.

Key characteristics of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Small Incisions: Instead of large, open incisions, MIS involves making small incisions, often just a few millimeters in size. These incisions are typically referred to as “keyhole” or “port” incisions.
  • Use of Specialized Instruments: Surgeons use specialized instruments. These include miniature cameras (endoscopes) and tiny surgical tools inserted through the small incisions to perform the procedure.
  • Visualization: MIS relies on high-definition video technology to provide surgeons with a clear view of the surgical area. This allows them to perform precise and controlled movements.
  • Less Tissue Disruption: Minimally invasive techniques are designed to minimize damage to surrounding tissues, muscles, and blood vessels. This can lead to less pain, scarring, and a shorter recovery period.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients typically experience faster postoperative recovery and return to their normal activities sooner than with open surgery.

Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule an appointment online today for comprehensive bunion surgery costs NYC.

Bunion FAQs

Why do bunions develop?

Bunions can develop due to wearing shoes that are tight and narrow, or having abnormal foot mechanics.

When is bunion surgery recommended?

Surgery is recommended when non-invasive treatments fail to relieve pain and improve mobility.

What can I expect during recovery?

During recovery, you may experience pain and swelling, discomfort, and need to keep your weight off the foot.

Will I need physical therapy after surgery?

Physical therapy may be recommended to help regain strength and range of motion in the foot.

How soon can I return to normal activities?

You may be able to return to regular activities within a few weeks to a few months post-surgery.

Are there risks associated with bunion surgery?

Like any surgery, bunion surgery carries risks such as infection, nerve damage, or recurrence.

How can I prevent bunions from returning?

To prevent bunions from returning, wear supportive shoes, use orthotic inserts, and maintain a healthy weight.