A bunion deformity is a condition where the big toe joint becomes misaligned and protrudes outward, causing pain and discomfort. Conservative treatments include wearing comfortable shoes (typically with a wider toe box), using orthotics or padding to cushion the affected area, and taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling.
Minimally invasive surgical treatments are also available for more severe cases of bunion deformity. Dr. Salvatore Meleca is an expert in these procedures, which involve making small incisions and using specialized instruments to realign the joint without having to remove any bone.
Dr. Salvatore Meleca uses advanced imaging techniques to ensure precise placement of the realignment, and patients usually experience significantly less pain and faster recovery times than with traditional surgical methods. These procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis, and most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
If you are suffering from bunion deformity, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate your individual situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment option. Whether you opt for conservative treatments or minimally invasive surgery, the goal is to relieve pain and restore function, allowing you to get back to your daily activities as soon as possible.