Arthritic Bunion

Joint pain

Little to no movement of the joint

Red bump on top of foot due to shoe pressure

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Bunions & Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery


A bunion is an enlargement of the joint in the first toe, which causes the bones in the joint to become misaligned. Genetics and improper footwear are both factors in the development of bunions. Once this condition starts, it tends to worsen over time. If left untreated, the big toe will begin to point inward and a bulge will develop on the side of the foot, resulting in pain and disfiguration.

Bunions can also lead to calluses, ingrown toenails, hammertoes and improper walking biomechanics. You do not have to suffer the pain and embarrassment of unsightly bunions. Even simple treatments, such as special shoes, custom orthotics (arch supports) and padding may help relieve the discomfort of bunions.

If surgery is necessary, an x-ray and exam can determine if you are a candidate for a state-of-the-art procedure. If you are a candidate, Dr. Beth Klawitter can reduce the bunion with small, stab incisions. There is no unsightly, long bunion scar that may occur from traditional bunion surgery. We are among the few doctors that perform this innovative procedure which minimizes discomfort and recovery time. Many patients are back at work in only a few days and most insurance plans cover the procedure.