Posts for category: Bunions


There are many misconceptions about bunion surgery and we hear about them everyday.  Patients will suffer with painful bunions for years because of misinformation they read on the internet or a bad experience they hear about from their friend.  When performed properly, with appropriate post operative care bunion surgery is both very successful and well tolerated.  

Here at advanced podiatry we take every possible precaution and use the latest technology and technique to limit complications and make your experience pain free.  One such advancement is removable hardware. Bunion surgery often requires the use of screw fixation to repair the deformity.  We use a specially designed screw that is simply, easily and painlessly removed 6 weeks after surgery.  This leaves you with no metal in your foot and no bunion either!
By using small incisions, minimally invasive techniques and the best instrumentation we are able to get you walking the day of surgery and most times limit the use of post operative pain medication to just the first few days.  We also use something called cold compression therapy in our practice.  This simple but effective cooling modality prevents post operative swelling and keeps our patients comfortable and pain free.  
These are just a few of the common things we hear about from patients, but if you have other questions please give us a call today!  We are here to help. 
By Dr. Shabana Chowdhury
February 21, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: Bunion Surgery  

                                           Avoid Metallosis from Bunion Surgery

We do all we can to avoid toxins from entering our bodies. We detox, wear natural makeup and we avoid products with harmful additives. So why are we compliant about possible heavy metal poisoning after elective foot surgery? The hardware placed in your bodies after some foot surgeries can lead to metallosis, which is a medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body. Abrasion of the metal components of screws placed in your foot during a bunion repair may cause immune reactions within your body. Some of the symptoms of metallosis generally include pain around the site of the implant, rash or pseudotumors.

The SafetyFix System is the first FDA cleared device designed to allow for bunion fixation to occur and all metal hardware to be easily removed. The unique shape of the screw allows the realignment of the bunion correction while keeping the head of the screw just below the surface of the skin. When the bones heal, a small incision is made to remove the screw without having to cut through deep layers of previously healed soft tissue and bone. By removing the screw, the risk of short and long term complications and health problems from metal toxicity is greatly reduced because there is no metal or unnatural foreign material left inside your body.

Feel free to contact your local podiatry office to discuss having your bunion repairs with removable screws.

The Princess and her bunions

Meghan Markle is considered one of the world's most beautiful woman.  Always meticulously dressed in designer clothing with stunning high heels.  However, could it be? Is it true? She has bunions?
Based on some recent photographs showing red scars to the inside of her left foot, it appears so!  Meghan seems to have had surgery to correct this common foot issue.  
A recent article describes how she suffered through painful surgery.  NOT TRUE!  We perform this procedure many times a week here at Advanced Podiatry and most patients have little-to-no pain.  
If you want to walking the shoes of a princess come see us today!
By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
July 20, 2017
Category: Bunions
Tags: bunions   Foot Care   Bunions surgery  
This is not your mother's bunion surgery. 
The lazy days of summer are upon us.  Time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.  Summer is a very busy time of year for us here at Advanced Podiatry.  As specialists in new bunion correction techniques we often see and influx of teachers and other professionals who have summers off.  
This is a great time of year to have you bunion fixed so you can have the time to kick your feet up and rest up at home.  New advances in bunion surgery allow you to walk immediately after surgery and get back into a shoe at about 4 weeks.  
Most patients have no pain and are able to continue to enjoy their time off without interruption.  
Give us a call now for your evaluation! 
By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
February 20, 2017
Category: Bunions
Tags: tips   care   bunion relief  

It is becoming extremely common for humans to form bunions in their lifespan. Bunions are typically a very uncomfortable bump, forming over the bottom (or base) of the large toe on a human foot. Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of adults coming forward with foot pain, leading to the diagnosis of a bunion. While humans have experienced bunion pain for quite some time, with the advancement of medical knowledge and technology there are a continual increase of strategies to reduce bunion pain or remove the bunion all together.

What causes bunions?

While we, as humans, don’t realize the amount of work our bodies actually do for us to function on a daily basis, our feet literally carry our entire body weight each and every day. Most adults typically form problems with their feet early on in adulthood. Bunions are typically more common with women, simply because of the fit and wear of many women’s shoes (high heels definitely contribute to potential bunion problems). However, men are definitely still susceptible to forming bunions. In general, the shoes created for the human foot pushes the toes together in an unnatural way, causing the bones in the foot to alter in shape. This can often result in forming a bunion. Along with all of these factors, bunions can also simply be programed into your genes. Yes, bunions have been found to be a characteristic passed down to you in your genetics.

What does a bunion feel like?

For most people, bunions are not typically classified as comfortable. In fact, most people with bunions would tell you they can be extremely painful. Bunions will often swell and hurt when touched. The color of a bunion is commonly red, but this is not always the case. You may find certain circumstances will cause your bunion to hurt more than others.

Are there treatment options for bunions?

When meeting with a doctor to talk about options for your bunion pain treatment, they will typically initially advise a different environment for your feet; wearing shoes that will work around your bunion. This generally means finding shoes that are a wider fit, or even sandals (exposing the feet) while still providing the arch of your foot with support. Along with changes to your daily shoe choices, an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication may also be a suggestion to help you manage your bunion pain. You can also find some padding specifically designed to place over bunions while wearing shoes in an attempt to lower your bunion pain level.

If your bunion pain continues to persist, go back to your doctor to talk about additional options such as a bunionectomy to get bunion relief. This procedure is done to correct the bunion that has formed on your foot. While this surgery is usually successful, make sure you talk to your doctor about what the right bunion treatment option for you.

If you struggle with bunion pain, do your research and find options that are going to work best for you, your lifestyle and your bunion.

Please see pictures below of a recent patient's successful bunion procedure:



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