At Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists, we see hundreds of patients a year for bunion advice. We see people that are interested in both conservative and surgical intervention and provide care for both. It is important to identify the source of the bunion, as this determines the proper procedure. It is also important to see someone who deals with a lot of bunions, as there is no universal treatment for all of them. I typically recommend my patients receive an x-ray as this can help evaluate the cause of the bunion deformity.
In addition it’s important to look at the overall foot structure and the gait pattern as this can change outcomes and treatment scenarios. If surgical intervention is warranted we have an on-site surgery center which reduces both time and cost for patients. In a typical week, we perform 3-5 bunion surgeries and most of them take less than 2 hours. Outcomes for bunion surgeries of proper procedure selection are excellent and patients experience overall improvement in foot comfort and stability