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Bunion
Bunions are one of the most common forefoot deformities treated at The Walking Clinic. Although common throughout the world, they are a complex deformity and they are best treated by foot specialists.

Bunions are progressive deformities. Four principals apply:
1.
The longer you wait, the worse it gets

 

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2.
The worse it gets, the more work required to correct it
3.
The more work performed to correct it, the more healing that your body must do
4.
The longer you wait, the older you get and the slower your body will heal
So, in the larger view, having you bunion corrected earlier rather than later should mean less deformity, less surgery, less healing and faster recovery.

Grading

Your

Bunion

 

Grade
Dorsal or dorso-medial bump
I

Grade
Great toe migrates towards 2nd toe
II

Grade
Great toe migrates under 2nd toe
III

Grade
Great toe migrates under 3rd toe and continues migrating until coming to rest under all lesser toes
IV


All bunions can be corrected on an out-patient basis (no overnight stay). Dr. Sol does not recommend bunion correction on both feet at the same time.

As stated above, earlier deformities require less surgery than more progressed deformities. You should expect to be able to walk in a surgical walking boot after correction of all Grade I and II and most Grade III bunions.

Cast and crutches are usually required temporarily after correcting more progressed Grade III and all Grade IV bunions.

 

What
To

Expect


Dr. Sol is Board Certifed in Foot & Ankle Surgery by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Call us at (719) 635-7700 with all your questions about your bunion