At Evanston Regional Hospital we know how much bunions can hurt. Even putting on shoes can become difficult, let alone walking comfortably or doing the things you love.
A board-certified podiatrist is here to help. We specialize in bunion surgery (bunionectomy), an outpatient procedure to relieve pain and help correct the condition, so you can get back on your feet.
A bunion is a lump that usually forms at the base of your big toe. It gets progressively larger, sometimes so much that it forces the big toe inward and on top of the next toe. The skin over the bunion may become swollen and sore, while the protrusion can cause intense pain and restrict movement in your toes.
Bunions are hereditary. They are often associated with arthritis, and can lead to other foot conditions, including hammertoe and bursitis.
Without the right treatment, bunions can eventually cause debilitating pain and severely damage the toe joint.
Relief Starts Here
Dr. Brady will assess your pain and work closely with you to find the right treatment.
We often start with non-invasive options, such as changing shoes, custom orthotic inserts, anti-inflammatory medication or cortisone injections. But, if those treatments aren’t effective, bunion surgery may be your best solution for relief and to help correct the deformity.
Recovery & Follow-Up Care
We usually perform bunionectomy on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home the same day. You may be fitted with a special boot to help stabilize the foot.
Dr. Brady will closely monitor your recovery. Every situation is different, but most patients resume normal activities within six to eight weeks, with some swelling to be expected in the months after. We may recommend physical therapy to improve foot strength and range of motion.
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