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Bunion Treatment in Fayetteville AR

Bunions in Fayetteville AR

Bunion treatment in Fayetteville AR

Bunion treatment in Fayetteville AR

Taking care of your feet is important, but it is not always necessary to see a foot doctor in order to do so – however, if you develop a problem, notice any strange symptoms, or experience foot pain and discomfort on a regular basis, then you should certainly seek the professional help of a podiatrist. For great comprehensive local care, you can visit us here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC where we can provide you with a wealth of services such as bunion treatment in Fayetteville AR.

Bunions can vary from person to person and from case to case. In some circumstances, bunions may be genetic and certain individuals may be more likely to develop them because of hereditary qualities that they’ve inherited from their parents. This can also interact with other factors such as types of footwear (especially shoes with a narrow toe or a dramatic heel), general friction and pressure, other conditions such as cerebral palsy and Marfan syndrome, arthritis and more. Bunions are essentially deformities in the shape and function of the joint that connects the big toe with the rest of the foot. As this deformity develops, the joint may cause the big toe to point inward as the joint itself begins to drift outward. This deformity can lead to a dramatically pointed joint that juts out from the side of the foot, widening the shape of the overall foot in question as well. This can make wearing closed-toe shoes incredibly uncomfortable and in some cases impossible. Here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC, our experts can take a look at your case and determine the best solution for bunion treatment in Fayetteville AR.

If you have a bunion or believe you may be developing one, please visit us here at Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC to learn more about bunion treatment in Fayetteville AR and get the care you need today.

2828 E. Millennium Place, Suite 2
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
(479) 935-1004

Siloam Springs Foot Doctor

Bunion treatment in Siloam Springs

Siloam Springs foot doctor

Siloam Springs foot doctor

Do you have pain on the inside of your foot at the joint of your big toe, especially when wearing shoes? Is there swelling, warmth, and redness at the joint of your big toe? Does the large toe joint have stiffness or pain with less motion than the second-toe joint? Then you may need to seek out a Siloam Springs foot doctor to treat your bunions. Luckily, at Ozark Foot & Ankle, Dr. Brantley specializes in several kinds of treatments for bunions.

If conservative methods such as wearing different kinds of shoes, medications, or orthotic devices have failed to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bunions, you may need surgery to relieve pressure and return the toe joint to its normal position. In order to correct mild, moderate, and arthritic bunion deformities, Dr. Brantley prefers a procedure called the Bunion Slide. Pain associated with bunions stems from misaligned bones and worn cartilage. The bunion slide procedure realigns the bone by pushing the bone out and maneuvering it back into its natural, straight position. During this procedure, your Siloam Springs foot doctor will make a small, cosmetic incision on the side of the foot, out of direct sight. Next, a simple bone incision, or osteotomy, is made near the anatomical neck of the first metatarsal, well behind the first metatarsal- phalangeal joint. Then, the entire joint is slid back into the normal anatomical position and stabilized with standard internal fixation. This treatment attempts to minimize the amount of surgical manipulation to your bones as much as possible. Rest and light medication will allow you to be back on your feet in only a few short days.

If surgery is required, Dr. Brantley will discuss your surgical options as well as what is involved for a successful and comfortable post-operative experience. Almost all foot surgery is performed on an out-patient basis. If you are interested in the bunion slide surgery, or would like to research your options for bunion removal, please contact Ozark Foot & Ankle to make an appointment with your Siloam Springs foot doctor, Dr. Brantley, today.

2828 E. Millennium Place, Suite 2
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72703
(479) 935-1004