A bunion is a hard, bony growth that often affects the joint of the big toe, causing the toe to bend and push into the other toes. When a smaller version occurs on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette.
Despite the numerous conservative non-surgical options that are available for treating hammertoe, a toe deformity that causes the toes to bend, sometimes surgery is necessary for correcting severe cases. A skilled podiatrist like Dr. Russell Samofal of Podiatry Center of New Jersey specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has the expertise to treat […]
Bunions are one of the most prevalent foot conditions podiatrists see. Bunions are enlarged toe joints (typically the big toe) that develop over time, and can form due to a number of reasons such as flat feet, arthritis, genetics, or continued pressure from ill-fitting shoes. Although prevention and early intervention are ideal, many people do […]