Dr. Barrett of Advanced Ankle and Foot Clinics Uses Bunion Surgery To Give WA Patients Happier Feet
Bunions are a painful condition in which the bones and joints of the foot become misaligned over time. The result is a painful bone protrusion that causes pain while walking and even puts some sufferers at risk for ulcerations and potentially dangerous infections. Bunion pain sufferers in the Tacoma, Washington area should know that there is hope for happier feet. Through treatment options available at Dr. Joseph Barrett’s practice, Advanced Ankle and Foot Clinics, you can find relief. Even those who have severe bunion problems, which have kept them from standing or walking without discomfort, can be helped with advanced bunion surgery techniques. Dr. Barrett wants foot pain sufferers to understand what is involved with this effective treatment option and what they can expect.
Bunion surgery is often the best and, in some cases, the only real means of obtaining lasting relief for moderate to severe bunions. The surgical techniques themselves will vary according to the unique needs of the patient, but most involve the surgical removal of the bone enlargement followed by an anatomical realignment of the foot’s joints and bone. While factors such as age, weight, bone strength and size all play a role in the surgery’s success rate, 90%+ of Dr. Barrett’s patients walk away with a significant reduction or total elimination of their bunion caused foot pain. Bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure which usually requires the patient to wear a post operative boot during the recovery period allowing for more comfortable post operative ambulation. Fully customized, biomechanically correct, orthotics are prescribed and fitted pre-operatively and are worn post-operatively. These orthotics ensure optimal healing results and act to improve the patient's functional biomechanics to prevent reoccurance of the deformity in the future.
To learn if bunion surgery will be an effective treatment for your foot pain, or to learn about other services and resources available for healthier feet, contact Dr. Joseph Barrett through Advanced Ankle and Foot Clinics’ website: http://www.happyfeet2go.com or call 253-272-2999. Advanced Ankle and Foot Clinics is conveniently located at Allenmore Medical Center of Tacoma, WA.