Bunion Treatment in Missouri and Illinois

Learn about bunion treatment and bunion surgery options
Missouri Locations

Bridgeton (MO) Office
3445 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-7100

Des Peres (MO) Office
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road
Suite 110
Des Peres, MO 63122
(314) 909-1920

Festus (MO) Office
1390 US Highway 61
Suite G1000
Festus, MO 63028
(636) 937-3338

Tesson Ferry (MO) Office
13303 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920

Watson (MO) Office
3824 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-5436

Bunion-TreatmentBunions are one of the most common foot disorders treated by Ankle & Foot Surgeons of the Midwest. In fact, bunions are one of the most common disorders treated by most podiatrists across the country. More than half the women in America have bunions, a common deformity often blamed on wearing tight, narrow shoes. Bunions cause the base of your big toe (Metatarsophalangeal Joint) to enlarge and protrude. The skin over it may be red and tender. This can be acquired through time or it can be congenital (you got it from your family).

Wearing any type of shoe may be painful when you have a bunion. The joint involved flexes with every step you take. The bigger your bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Bursitis (inflammation) may also set in. Your big toe may angle towards your second toe, or even move all the way under or over it. The skin on the bottom of your foot may also become thicker and painful.

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Pressure from your big toe may force your second toe out of alignment, sometimes causing it to overlap your third toe. If your bunion gets too severe, it may cause difficulty in walking. Your pain may become chronic and you may develop arthritis.

Most bunions can be treated conservatively with wider & softer shoes, pads to relieve the pressure and/or medications. If this does not help then surgical treatment is indicated.

Bunion surgery, or bunionectomy, realigns the bone, ligaments, tendons and nerves so your big toe can be brought back to its correct position and the bump on the inside of the joint removed. Many bunion surgeries are performed on a same-day basis (no hospital stays) using a local anesthesia. During your recovery it is common to have pain and swelling. This swelling and stiffness may be persistent for several months.

Illinois Locations

Alton (IL) Office
3505 College Avenue
Suite B
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-9695

Columbia (IL) Office
1000 Eleven South
Suite 3C
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 236-7444

Edwardsville (IL) Office
235 B South Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-9015

O'Fallon (IL) Office
784 Wall Street
Suite C
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444

Pinckneyville (IL) Office
5383 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444

Red Bud (IL) Office
325 Spring Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 236-7444

Waterloo (IL) Office
509 Hamacher Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 236-7444

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