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Bunions services offered in Provo, UT

Bunions can affect your daily life when it comes to wearing shoes, feeling pain, and even walking. At Hammond Foot and Ankle in Provo, Utah, expert board-certified podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Hammond, DPM, treats bunions with the minimally invasive approach, DynaBunion™. To learn more about how to get relief for your bunions, call or book an appointment online today.

Bunions Q & A

What are bunions?

Bunions are bony protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe. They occur when the joint connecting your big toe to your foot becomes misaligned, causing your toe to angle toward your other toes. 

The condition often results in a visible bump on the side of your foot, which can be painful and cause discomfort.

What causes bunions?

The primary cause of bunions is often attributed to genetics and your inherited foot structure. If bunions run in your family, you might be more prone to develop them. 

Other causes include wearing ill-fitting shoes, especially those with high heels or narrow-toe boxes. These factors put extra pressure on the joint, gradually pushing your big toe out of alignment, which can lead to bunion formation.

What issues can bunions cause?

The misalignment of your big toe can cause:

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Blisters
  • Altered distribution of weight on your foot
  • Pain in the arch or ball of your foot
  • Difficulty wearing shoes

Over time, if left untreated, bunions can interfere with your ability to walk or engage in physical activities, significantly impacting your quality of life.

How are bunions treated?

Hammond Foot and Ankle offers a minimally invasive solution to treat bunions — the DynaBunion™ surgical technique. This groundbreaking treatment aims to correct bunions with a less invasive approach, reducing postoperative discomfort and downtime. 

Dr. Hammond makes small incisions during the procedure to realign the joint and remove the bony prominence. This technique typically results in smaller scars, less pain, and quicker recovery compared to traditional bunion surgery.

Is DynaBunion right for me?

If you're struggling with bunions and looking for a solution that minimizes the impact on your daily life, DynaBunion could be the answer. 

Determining if DynaBunion is suitable for you requires a consultation with Dr. Hammond at Hammond Foot and Ankle. Factors such as the severity of your bunions, overall health, and treatment preferences are considered. His expertise guides you toward the most appropriate solution, ensuring you make an informed decision.

If you have bunions, reach out to Hammond Foot and Ankle today for an evaluation. Call or book an appointment online today.