Bunions & Hammertoes
Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma can effectively treat and help prevent bunions and hammertoes. A bunion, also known as hallux values, is a painful, bony bump at the inside of the big toe. The metatarsal bone moves inward, and the bone of the toe moves in the other direction. Because of this, the big toe joint becomes enlarged and inflamed. Similarly, a hammertoe is a deformity where there is a bend in the middle joint of a toe, usually the second, third or fourth toe.
Over time, the practice of wearing improperly fitting shoes increases your risk of developing bunions or hammertoes. High heels, shoes with narrow toes or shoes that do not fit properly all force the feet into unnatural positions. For this reason, women are more likely than men to get bunions and hammertoes. However, some people are more prone to bunions and hammertoes because of the natural shape of their feet. Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may also make bunions more likely.
Symptoms of bunions and hammertoes include:
- Pain and difficulty walking
- Calluses or corns on the bump
- Hardened skin on the bottom of the foot
Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma is committed to providing personalized, effective and advanced treatments to correct or remove bunions or hammertoes. Both conditions can often be treated without surgery. Wearing proper footwear is the first step in alleviating the pain of bunions or hammertoes. Shoes should have a low heel and a wide toe box to allow the foot to stretch out.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers are highly skilled in foot deformity reconstruction, which provides immediate relief for bunions and hammertoes, in addition to other problems affecting the foot.
To schedule an appointment, call us at (405) 418-4500.
"DR. GREEN SAVED MY FOOT! His care, knowledge and straight to the point of how I needed to take care of myself, saved my right foot with just about 6 more months of care, medicine, surgery, and discipline. Dr. Green has to be most reliable and knowledgeable doctor I have ever worked with. ". – Philip Brooks
"After months of ankle pain, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Green after he was highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Green took the time to get to know me and listen to my concerns. He diagnosed my condition quickly and talked through several treatment options to eliminate my pain. I wish I would’ve made an appointment sooner! The entire staff was so friendly and I was in and out in no time!". – Brad
"I needed quite a complex treatment and Dr. Jones did a fantastic job. From my first appointment to my last, everyone in the office was so nice and helpful, and I never waited very long at all! A physical therapist I saw a few weeks after surgery was genuinely impressed with Dr. Jones' work. Highly recommend!". – Andrew
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