No one wants to hear the word “surgery” especially on the foot. Weeks of therapy with eventual recovery, and loss of work time are sometimes necessary when conservative measures fail. That is why, at Henderson Podiatry we offer in-office procedures for some conditions. In the video, Dr. Patterson explains how a hammertoe can be corrected in our office.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. They can develop from an inherited structural defect, excess stress on your foot, or can result from an existing medical condition.
For the most part, bunions require no medical treatment. However, if you are experiencing one or more of the following, a podiatrist can help alleviate your symptoms.
Hammertoes are a result of a contraction at the toe joint causing pressure when shoes are worn or during ambulation. Corns or ulcers on the tops of the toes can form and can become painful. Early intervention with an x-ray diagnosis can sometimes prevent progression of the deformity. There are conservative as well as surgical treatments for this deformity.