Hallux Abducto Valgus or Bunion pain is one of the more common foot conditions treated by DR. Marc Blatstein. Dr. Marc Blatstein’s patients usually relate pain either when wearing shoes, or when there is pressure applied to the side of the big toe. Bunion pain can become such that “it hurts” both in and out of shoe gear. Treatment, Dr. Marc Blatstein relates may start with a varying the types of shoegear worn during the day, padding the area around the bunion, orthotics and eventually changing the types of shoes that you wear
When conservative measures fail, you & your physician can discuss what other options are appropriate, including surgery. Should surgery be what is agreed upon, then a review of your history & physical exam along with a review of your x-rays can help determine the best option for your care. Regarding surgery, most surgical procedures require cutting and at times adjusting the angle of the first metatarsal bone.
After surgery, while bone can take 6-8 weeks or longer to heal, it may take up to a year to feel 100%. Surgery is both an art and science, and complications can occur, so it is very important to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions following surgery. Marc Blatstein, Hallux Valgus or Bunions