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    how to get rid of a bunion

    Type of Bunions:

    Positional (mild) bunions arise from the growth or new bone. STRUCTURAL (severe) bunions result when the joint at the base of the toe shifts position. Many bunions are a combination of both types.

    Positional Bunions

    As new bone grows, the joint enlarges. This stretches the joint’s outer covering. Force created by the stretching pushes the big toe toward the smaller ones. Eventually, the inside tendons tighten, pulling the big toe farther out of alignment.

    Structural Bunions

    When the angle between the bones af the first and second toes is greater than normal, the big toe slants toward the smaller ones. In severe cases, this may also cause the second and third toes to buckle.

    How Bunions Are Removed and Treated?

    If a bunion is not painful or severe, your doctor may recommend that you wear a different style of shoes. Or you may be prescribed custom- made shoe inserts (orthotics) to control incorrect foot mechanics. For painful or severe bunions, outpatient surgery may be recommended. After surgery, you’ll soon be on your way home and ready for recovery

     

    Shifting soft tissue

    bunion removal in mission viejoTo realign the affected joint, any tight tendons on the inside of the toe are leased (cut). New bone that makes up the bunion is shaved away.

     

     

     

    Shifting Bone

    bunion treatment 2The most common bunion surgery reduces the angle between the first and second toes. Bones in the big toe joint are realigned and the bunion is shaved away. Ligaments and tendons around the joint may be tightened to hold it properly in place.

     

     

     

    Removing bone

    bunion surgery in orange countyIf a structural bunion is severe, a piece of bone is removed from the first metatarsal (the long bone behind the big toe joint). Once repositioned, this bone may be held in place with a pin or a screw. Any new bone that makes up a bunion is shaved away.

     

     

    Dr. Ahmadi specializes in bunion surgery, bunion removal and treatment.  He offers reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.

    Dr. Matt Ahmadi, Foot Doctor in OCThe foot and ankle are critically important to the health of the entire body. Dr. Ahmadi strives to help his patients understand these connections and develop useful ways to maintain a healthy functioning of the foot and ankle in relation to movement and posture. Positive results may significantly affect the issues of knee, hip, spinal function, vascular circulation, lung and heart function and emotional well being.