Are Bunions On Feet Hereditary? - Podiatrist in Chicago, Lincolnwood, Oak Brook, IL - Neal Frankel, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrist Neal Frankel, DPM, FACFAS of A Foot & Ankle Center discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Bunions.
A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Over time, the movement of the big toe angles in toward the other toes, sometimes overlapping a third toe (known as Hallux Valgus). The growing enlargement or protuberance then causes more irritation or inflammation. In some cases, the big toe moves toward the second toe and rotates or twists, which is known as Hallus Abducto Valgus. Bunions can also lead to other toe deformities, such as hammertoe.
When surgery is your best option to relieve bunion pain, you'll be happy to know that Dr. Frankel has performed thousands of bunion surgeries over the years.
He uses the revolutionary Swiss Technique with a cosmetic approach that hides the incisions and reduces scarring. Plus there's very little swelling and almost no pain. And you'll be active again far sooner than with other surgeries that can take many months to heal. With Dr. Frankel's Swiss Technique, you can have surgery on a Friday and be back at work Monday. If you have bunions, rely on Dr. Frankel's expertise to get you back to work and play quickly.
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