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Bunion Treatment in London

Bunions can affect anybody’s foot as a result of constant pressure on the joint of the big toe and sometimes the small toe as well. Most of the time, it occurs due to faulty footwear worn by both men and women in which the feet are confined and always under pressure. The base of the big toe get enlarged or distorted, which may need to be corrected to get back to the original shape and also walk around painlessly.

What are the Bunion Treatment Options?

You specialist will carry out an X-ray to examine what damagae has been done to the bone before starting any treatments. Depending on the severity of the condition, your specialist will advise on a treatment plan. There are non-invasive and invasive bunion treatment options. It depends on your condition as to what plan will be suggested.

Some of the non surgical treatments may include:

  • Changing shoes: Wearing spacious and comfortable shoes can aid discomfort and stop the bunion deformity deterioating.
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), and naproxen sodium (Aleve) can relieve the pain. Cortisone injections also help in the same way.
  • Padding: Bunion pads or cushions are available over the counter which can be very useful for both the pain and in providing support to the painful bone.
  • Shoe inserts: Splints or inserts/ custom orthotics can help to distribute the pressure evenly during movement. This reduces the inflammation and the pain in the foot. It can also prevents your bunion from getting worse.
  • Ice application: This can relieve swelling and soreness of the bunion.

Surgical Bunion Treatment

Some of the surgical treatments may include:

  • Remove the inflamed tissue from around your big toe joint.
  • Straightening the affected big toe by removing part of the protruded bone.
  • Readjusting one or more bones in the forefoot to a position where the abnormal angle in the big toe joint will be corrected.
  • Joining the bones of the affected region permanently.

If the above-mentioned non surgical options do not resolve the pain, or your bunion continues to deterioate, then surgery may be suggested. Surgery is normally not advised to the patient unless the bunion is causing There are quite a few surgical options for bunion treatment in the UK.

Treatment carried out by an expert Bunion surgeon

Our bunion expert Mr. Kaser Nazir provides options for 4 main types of bunion treatment- minimally invasive keyhole bunion surgery, Lapidus procedure, scarf and akin osteotomy, and tailor’s bunion correction. Minimally invasive Keyhole bunion correction can provide less pain and less amount of time to recover. In the Lapidus, realignment of the bunion is carried out, this is particuarly recommended for patient's with hypermobility. The Lapidus fusion helps to Stabilise the midfoot and also reduces the risk of recurrence. A scarf and akin osteotomy is performed on small to moderate deformities.

Mr. Kaser Nazir has been correcting bunions for over 21 years and is an expert in his field. He is covered by a majority of the insurance companies. Both patients and the peers vouch for his bunion treatment options, with glowing reviews following previous Bunion surgeries carried out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, bunion surgery can be done on both feet at the same time. However, this will also mean more restricted mobility for the first couple of weeks. It may be advised one foot at a time depending on your particular circumstances.

Bunions cannot be corrected without surgery but wearing the right shoes, using foot padding and orthotics can aid discomfort.

Bunion surgery typically takes 45-50 minutes per foot. The postoperative period consumes more time because the surgery is monitored, which includes physio training and walking.