Treatment for Bunions

Because they are bone deformities, bunions do not resolve by themselves. The goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain caused by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement.

Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include:

Surgical Treatment

before_afterDepending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the toe, and pain experienced, conservative treatments may not be adequate to prevent progressive damage from bunions. In these cases, bunion surgery, known as a bunionectomy, may be advised to remove the bunion and realign the toe. Dr. Kalish will assess which surgery is best for you.

A Special Note For Flight Attendants

Spending your days standing at 30,000 feet can be excruciatingly painful and can actually make your bunions worse. Dr. Kalish has operated on hundreds of flight attendants who have suffered from painful bunions and knows how important it is to their career to get them back in the air in record time. Our convenient Jonesboro office and surgery center is just a short drive from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so we invite you to visit us at your convenience. Your feet will thank you!