A bunion, also known as “hallux valgus,” is a deformity of the big toe in which the big toe excessively angles towards the second toe and leads to a bony lump on the side of the foot. This can also form a large sac of fluid, known as a bursa, which can then become inflamed and sore. Untreated bunion deformities can lead to many different problems such as chronic pain, nerve irritation, deep joint pain, and arthritis.

If you’re worried that bunion pain is going to significantly interrupt your life, the talented team here at Synergy Foot and Ankle is here to help. We have extensive experience with issues like this, and Dr. Nam Tran’s surgical expertise enables him to neatly and effectively take care of your bunions in a way that doesn’t involve any significant downtime. To learn more about what this treatment can do for you, reach out to our McKinney location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

What Causes a Bunion?

Most often they are caused by a defective mechanical structure of the foot, which is genetic. Fun fact: If your parents or grandparents have bunions, you may be more prone to developing them. 

Poorly fitting footwear tends to aggravate the problem as tight or narrow footwear can squeeze the forefoot, crowding the toes together and worsening the underlying condition, causing pain and deformity of the joint.

Changing the Game with Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

With the introduction of minimally invasive bunion surgery, small half-centimeter incisions can be used to perform the entire procedure.

This results in decreased postoperative pain, better-looking scars, and decreased recovery times, so you can get back to your busy schedule without missing a beat.

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FAQs

Still curious? Here are some of the questions we see most frequently about our minimally invasive bunion surgery. During your consultation, we’ll also be happy to answer any questions that you may have, as it’s our goal to ensure that you make your way through your procedure with complete comfort and total peace of mind.

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgery?

Does MIS surgery still require the placement of screws?

Can I walk after surgery?

How long is the recovery?

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgery?

Careful consideration of the patient must be taken before choosing the optimal surgical procedure. Not everyone is a candidate for MIS surgery. It is best to schedule a consultation with an MIS surgeon to see if you are eligible.

Does MIS surgery still require the placement of screws?

Yes. Surgical hardware fixation is crucial in providing support and stability in order to allow bones to heal. Although some MIS surgeries do not require surgical hardware, most do.

Can I walk after surgery?

Yes! There is a high amount of stability within the foot after an MIS surgery. This allows the patient to walk in a surgical shoe from day one.

How long is the recovery?

Patients typically are able to return to a normal sneaker at 4 weeks after surgery. This is much faster than the six- to eight-week timeline of a traditional bunionectomy. Keep in mind, every patient is different and recovery time will vary.

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We’re Committed to Your Care

Synergy Foot and Ankle was founded on the principle that everyone deserves to live their most active and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a hobbyist, or simply someone who lives an active life, we’re here to help you discover an end to your pain. 

Foot and ankle issues can be frightening and confusing, so we’ll build a treatment plan that sees you finding relief and avoiding any problems in the future. When you’re ready to learn more, just reach out and set up your consultation.

Live Your Life without Foot Pain

Bunions can cause near-constant pain and can prevent you from enjoying the activities and lifestyle that make you feel most fulfilled. This should never be the case, and the talented team here at Synergy Foot and Ankle is dedicated to helping you find the relief we know you deserve. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is just one of the highly advanced methods by which we can help you once again live your very best life. If you’re interested in learning more about what we can do for you, simply reach out to our McKinney office and set up your in-person consultation with a dedicated member of our staff today.

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