Do you or someone you know suffer from painful bunions? Even though they are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them as many people unnecessarily suffer with pain for years before seeking treatment. Da Vinci Foot and Ankle specializes in both conservative treatments and bunion surgical options. Bunions can be bothersome for individuals of all ages, attributing to both cosmetic concerns and pain with shoes and activities. Bunions are readily apparent, as you can see the prominence at the base of the big toe or side of the foot. However, to fully evaluate your condition, foot and ankle surgeons Dr. Allison Menke and Dr. Christopher Menke will take x-rays to determine the degree of the deformity and assess the changes that have occurred. Not all cases are alike, as some bunions progress more rapidly than others. After one of our foot doctors have evaluated your particular case, a treatment plan can be developed that is best suited to your needs.
I came to Da Vinci Foot and Ankle to address a large bunion on my left foot. I was planning a long hiking trip and needed my feet in good shape. After Dr. Allison evaluated my feet she recommended a change in orthotics. I already had a pair of custom orthotics, so I was a little skeptical, but upon trying my new custom orthotics that she had ordered me for a few weeks; I was convinced it was the best move.
Last August I completed 221 miles carrying a 45 lb. backpack on the John Muir Trail in the High Sierra’s. The only part of my body that did not hurt were my feet! Thank you so much Dr. Allison.