Charlotte, NC - 704-716-3338
Albemarle, NC -704-983-3177
Dr. Thomas Whitfield Relieves Patient Pain with Bunion Surgery at Charlotte Foot Clinic
Bunions are a painful and unfortunately common foot condition in which foot bones and joints become misaligned. This misalignment is usually due to an enlargement of bone or tissue at the joint of the big toe. Dr. Thomas Whitfield treats patients that suffer from bunions at Charlotte Foot Clinic in Charlotte and Albemarle, NC. As a solution to this problem, Dr. Thomas Whitfield offers bunion surgery to patients that are suffering from the pain, sensitivity and soreness that is often associated with bunion growth.
If bunions are left on their own to progress, they can cause pain when walking and wearing shoes. This pain could be very severe for some patients. Without proper alignment, the integrity of the foot could become damaged when participating in any kind of upright physical or athletic activity and mild as walking. This can cause pressure to build up throughout the foot. For moderate to severe bunions, surgery may be the only way to provide patients with complete relief. Although the success of the surgery depends on the individual and subsequent care of the affected foot, many of Dr. Thomas Whitfield's patients are given relief from their condition with the help of bunion surgery. The degree of relief provided the surgery will be determined by the age, weight, and bone strength of the patient.
With bunion surgery, patients can expect to fully return to their normal lifestyle following the recovery period, which varies by case and can range from a few weeks to several months. After the procedure, the recovery usually consists of wearing a customized orthodontic to ensure healing occurs properly and efficiently. Patients are also encouraged to not put weight on the foot and avoid strenuous or extended activity while healing.
If you are suffering from bunions and you live near either Charlotte, NC or Albemarle, NC, contact Dr. Thomas Whitfield to find out if bunion surgery is the best available treatment for you.
For more information on bunion surgery and treatment of other foot conditions from Dr. Thomas Whitfield, visit http://www.whitfieldfootclinic.com. For his Charlotte, NC office, call 704-716-3338. For his Albemarle, NC office, call 704-983-3177.