If you are experiencing pain on the outside of your big toe, and the bone around the joint is enlarged as well as causing the big toe to point or turn toward your second toe, you may have a bunion. Bunions can be the result of heredity, if your foot is shaped in a manner that causes pressure on the big toe joint, you have flat feet or may be the result of your step pattern and can even be the result of wearing ill-fitting shoes. Constant pressure can cause the big toe to bend toward the toes and result in misalignment which may or may not be accompanied by pain. A bunionette may appear at the outer edge of the little toe and cause the toe to bend inward. To accurately determine if you have a bunion, schedule a convenient appointment with premier Brooklyn foot doctor, Dr. Howard Dinowitz.
During your initial office visit with Dr. Howard Dinowitz, your Brooklyn foot doctor, you will receive both a detailed examination and in-depth consultation. Dr. Dinowitz will assess the physical appearance of your bunion and may request X-rays to support his diagnosis. Additional evaluations may include your range of motion for your toe as well as observing your toe and foot while standing. We will likely ask questions related to your current and past physical health including when you first noticed your bunion and if you are currently in pain. We also encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to fully understand Dr. Dinowitz’s determination as well any recommendations for treatment if they are made. We want you to feel knowledgeable and comfortable about your condition and our planned course of action.
Treatment of your bunion by leading Brooklyn foot doctor, Dr. Howard Dinowitz will vary according to your needs and whether you require permanent or temporary relief from symptoms. We will provide a thorough explanation of your available options during your exam. To begin, we suggest contacting our friendly and attentive professional team to set up your appointment as well as address many common new patient concerns ranging from providing a brief description of other services we provide to confirming our acceptance of your insurance plan. We look forward to meeting with you soon and providing the professional foot care you need to return to your normal activities without pain or discomfort.