Bunions in Roselle, IL – Quality Care From Experts

Comprehensive Treatment By Top-Rated Doctors

Hallux valgus, more commonly known as a bunion deformity, involves the large joint in the big toe. In the simplest terms, a bunion is a partial dislocation of the joint at the base of the big toe. As the dislocated big toe moves toward the smaller toes, the head of the 1st metatarsal becomes more prominent, forming a visible bump. Bunions are usually painful, and although they may look like an abnormal growth, they are, in fact, simply a dislocated joint. Bunions form over time and can cause improper foot function, not to mention make it uncomfortable to wear shoes. Just like any dislocated joint, bunions will worsen if left untreated and negatively affect the health of your foot. If you’re suffering from bunions in Roselle, IL, our office can help you get your feet healthy again!

As the joint moves more out of place and the bunion worsens, pain and swelling will increase. Since a bump is forming on the outside of your toe, your shoes will become tight and this may cause redness due to the friction. At times, you may also feel a burning sensation that’s generally caused by ill-fitting shoes pinching a nerve.

Causes of Bunions

Bunions can form for various reasons. Some people are born with bunion deformities, while others develop them over time. There is a hereditary factor that plays a prominent role in bunion formation, with certain families having multiple members with bunions. Statistically, women are more likely than men to form bunions. Abnormal mechanical function of the foot is also a main link to the growth of bunions.

What Are The Effects of Bunions?

As a bunion increases in size, the big toe pushes to position itself beneath the second and third toes, causing a hammertoe deformity. Additionally, there are certain cases where a fluid-filled cyst, or bursal sack, will grow between the skin and the joint. The bursal sack is your body’s natural attempt to protect the area from the bunion. In most cases, these effects end up causing you more pain. The best way to avoid worsening pain is to have your bunion treated immediately.

It’s a common misconception that ill-fitting shoes cause bunions. Although this is incorrect, the shoes that you wear do have a direct impact on how comfortable your feet are. If you have a bunion, avoid shoes that have pointed toes, are high-heeled, or are too small for your feet. These types of shoes will cause irritation and increased pain of your bunion deformity.

What Are Some Bunion Treatments?

When the toe joint is not functioning properly, the rest of your foot and ankle will also be affected over time. In order to accurately diagnose a bunion deformity, our podiatrist will examine your medical history, perform a complete physical exam and biomechanical evaluation, plus use x-rays to look at your foot. Once complete, the doctor will be able to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment for your condition.

Bunion treatment varies depending on the severity of your condition and consists of anti-inflammatory medication, orthotic shoe inserts, foot pads, and other pain-relieving treatment methods. Many podiatrists use a combination of these methods to diminish or relieve foot pain. Other methods, like splints or digital wedges, have not proven to be effective in correcting a bunion deformity, and these methods do not provide a structural reposition of the toe joint.

Our podiatrists at Weil Foot & Ankle may find that surgical treatment is the best course of action for your bunion. If this is the case, there are many surgical procedures that have been developed over the last 150 years to remove bunions and restore the toe joint to its original position. After a thorough evaluation, our podiatrist will determine which treatment method is best for your specific case.

At Weil Foot & Ankle, we proudly offer two proprietary procedures to treat bunions:

  • Lapiplasty – which addresses the symptoms AND causes of your bunion, and
  • Scarfplasty – this corrects all planes of deformity at once, which shortens recovery time and allows you to bear weight on your feet immediately.

The surgeons at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute have developed a bunion surgery called the Scarf Procedure in which both of your feet are corrected simultaneously. Most patients are able to return to wearing regular shoes within 7-10 days after surgery.

Surgical procedures for bunion removal are generally performed on an outpatient basis in a surgical center or hospital. In many cases, we can treat your bunions and any other foot deformities you may have, such as hammertoes, corns, or calluses, at the same time.

Recovery Time for Bunion Treatment

After your foot surgery, the foot will be bandaged and a special post-operative shoe must be worn for one week. After the first week, athletic shoes may be worn, but weight-bearing exercise and prolonged standing are not recommended for 6-8 weeks, depending on the severity of your case. It’s important to stay active in some way in order to stay healthy while you’re recovering. An at-home exercise program is beneficial for regaining flexibility and strength. Once healing is complete, you can return to your normal activities and wear regular shoes again.

Contact Our Team to Learn More About Bunions in Roselle, IL!

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our friendly team at (847)393-4276. Call Weil Foot & Ankle Institute for 5-star bunion treatment in Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL)!

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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