Bunion Treatments

Bunions are usually genetic or caused by other conditions that make you walk on the inside of your foot, causing the big toe to go toward the second toe, then pushing out the bone behind the big toe bone (first metatarsal) and increasing the angle between the first and second metatarsals.  This will lead to … Read more

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Over 100 different procedures have been described in the scientific literature for correcting bunions.  Currently, the most common procedures involve correction via a distal metatarsal osteotomy, a cut at the end of the bone just behind the big toe, due to the ease of use, reproducibility and predictable postoperative course. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has … Read more

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Bunions

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of bunions?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The main … Read more

Seattle Tailor’s Bunion (Bunionette) Doctor

Tailor’s bunions involve a bump at the foot at the base of the little toe.   The bump is called the bunion and there may be an increase in the angle between the bones behind the fourth and fifth toes, called the metatarsals. The cause is usually genetic but may also have a biomechanical component. … Read more

Exercises for Bunions, Hammertoes, Flat feet

One of the most common questions we receive from patients is: 1) whether there are exercises they can do for certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet, and 2) whether those exercises will resolve the problem. A bunion is a prominent head of the 1st metatarsal bone, which is the bone behind … Read more

Seattle Tailor’s Bunion Surgery Doctor

For many people with tailor’s bunions, surgery is an appropriate option when conservative treatment methods have failed to provided adequate pain relief. Tailor’s bunion surgery—generally referred to as a tailor’s bunionectomy—is designed to remove the “bump” of the bone, correct the changes in the bony structure of the foot, and correct soft tissue changes that … Read more

Seattle Bunion Surgery/ Hallux Valgus Repair Doctor

For many people with bunions, surgery is an appropriate option when non-surgical treatments have failed to provide adequate pain relief. Bunion surgery—generally referred to as a bunionectomy—is designed to remove the “bump” of the bone, correct the changes in the bony structure of the foot, and correct soft tissue changes that may also have occurred. … Read more

Seattle Bunion Doctor

Bunions are a very common condition we treat.  There is a bump at the base of the big toe, which is an increase in the angle between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals.  The condition is caused by pressure against the great toe, pushing it at an angle towards the second toe.  It can often result … Read more

Do I Have to Wear Orthotics the Rest of My Life?

Orthotics are like eyeglasses and meant to be worn indefinitely.  Eyeglasses change the shape of light to allow one to see better.  Orthotics change the way ground reactive forces hit the feet, to allow one to walk better.  They work to support certain muscles and ligaments, so that there is not excess strain on them.  … Read more

Women’s Feet Health

Oftentimes, our precious patients will present with painful foot conditions due to shoes they have to wear for work.  We work with our patients to come up with the best solutions available to minimize foot pain and accommodate for life’s necessities. If you choose to wear high heels frequently, you may experience pain that’s common among those … Read more