If you struggle with bunion pain and want relief, the board-certified podiatric surgeons at Podiatry Institute of the South offer cutting-edge solutions. They provide lapiplasty® 3D bunion correction with a shorter recovery time and lower risk of complications compared to traditional bunion surgery. Call one of the offices in Senatobia, Mississippi, West Memphis, Arkansas, or Memphis, Millington, or Bartlett, Tennessee, to set up an appointment or use the online scheduler today.
A bunion is a bony protrusion that usually appears at the base of your big toe. About one-third of adults in the United States experience bunions. Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction uses innovative 3D technology to correct the alignment of a bunion and secure unstable tissues, helping you get back on your feet quickly.
The common symptoms associated bunions include:
When left untreated, painful bunions can cause fluid-filled pads near joint tissues, swelling and pain at the ball of your foot, and hammertoe pressure and discomfort.
The benefits of choosing 3D bunion correction at Podiatry Institute of the South include:
After undergoing lapiplasty 3D bunion correction, you can get back on your feet soon wearing just a boot, as downtime is minimal.
Your podiatrist lets you know if you’re a candidate for lapiplasty 3D bunion correction after discussing your symptoms and medical history, examining your feet and toes, and looking at the results of X-rays when necessary.
You don’t always need surgery. Other treatment options for bunions include ice packs, footwear changes, medications, orthotics, and bunion padding.
During lapiplasty 3D bunion correction surgery, your podiatrist first numbs the treatment area to make sure you feel no discomfort. They make a tiny incision, remove swollen tissues from the affected toe joint, and straighten the toe by realigning one or more bones.
Before closing your incisions, your provider secures the joint into its ideal alignment using titanium plating technology.
After you undergo lapiplasty 3D bunion correction, you can usually walk within 48 hours wearing a protective boot. You can plan to wear your favorite comfortable footwear after several weeks. After the affected joint fully heals, you may resume exercise and play sports as directed by your podiatrist.
To learn more about lapiplasty 3D bunion correction and find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation at Podiatry institute of the South by phone or online today.