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Bunions

The difference between a bunion and a bunionette

bunionA bunion is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. This bump is actually a bone protruding to the inside of the foot. The area may become swollen and sore, making walking uncomfortable.

A bunionette is similar to a bunion but occurs on the outside of the foot near the little toe. It is sometimes referred to as “tailor’s bunion” due to the fact that tailors once sat cross-legged with the outside edge of their feet rubbing on the ground all day, resulting in a callus at the base of the small toe.

Both bunions and bunionettes can cause pain, swelling, and skin irritation. We have the training, expertise, and leading-edge technology to alleviate your pain and speed the healing process.

When bunion surgery is necessary…

If non-surgical measures don’t bring relief, we may correct the deformity with a “bunionectomy,” in which we safely and gently realign the bone, ligaments, tendons, and nerves to restore your toe to its proper position. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. You can be in and out of surgery the same day, without an overnight hospital stay.

Advanced, compassionate care…

No matter what type of foot or ankle problem you’re suffering from, you’ll find leading-edge solutions at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists. We listen to your needs and help you feel comfortable with our care. Since 1988, we have resolved many of the toughest, most painful foot and ankle conditions. Discover the difference specialized care can make in your life today.

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Isabel O’Brien

He's all fixed up thanks to your patience, sympathy and skill, Dr. Bachmann.

Isabel O'Brien

Karen Noland

Thank you for your exceptional skill, warmth and generous spirit!

Karen Noland

Kim Johnston

I wanted to tell you that you have the nicest staff in the world. They seem to go out of their way for your patients.

Kim Johnston

Casey B

After just 2 treatments with the MLS Laser for my ankle injury, I felt a significant decrease in pain and swelling.  I am very active in the gym so it was very important for me to heal quickly.  Each treatment is quick and painless as well which is a definite plus!  I would recommend this treatment to anyone in pain!

Casey B

Madeline C

Thank you for taking care of my toe. I'll be flipping back into gymnastics in no time!

Madeline C

Sharon Dixon

Dr. Walsh, You always make me feel so much better.

Sharon Dixon

Jenny McLeod

I wanted to thank you for being so tender with Hallie yesterday.  She was eager to tell me that you thought she was "99.9% perfect."  Although her psoriasis/arthritis in no way defines her, I know she is aware of her health versus her three sisters.  You were the best part of her day and it meant the world to me.

Jenny McLeod

Pierre B.

After having a severe case of Plantar Fasciitis, we tried all procedures and treatments to reduce pain and inflammation.  Nothing worked.  I was told by Dr. Bachmann of a new procedure, a laser treatment (MLS) that was new but very effective.  I tried it and after treatment #1 I already felt an improvement.  I'm on treatment 9 of 10 and can honestly say it has relieved the pain and constant irritation I was experiencing for the past 9 months.  I would recommend this treatment and the excellent service of Dr. Bachmann's team of health care professionals.

Pierre B.

Deanna Muehlenbrock

Dr. Walsh has been phenomenal! She had an awesome bedside manner with me as well as my children. Always talking them through every step of the way. You know you have found a lifelong doctor when you entrust your children's care to them. I have recommended Dr. Walsh to many of many friends and all have loved her.

Deanna Muehlenbrock

Meera Manahan

Dr. Bachmann, Thank you for fixing my foot, so I could go climb Kilimanjaro! My 2 girlfriends and I summitted on Christmas Eve. What a gift you gave me - thank you!

Meera Manahan

Tina

Dr. Bachmann, You did a great job on both my toes. I am healing well on this last one. It feels good to mark it off my "to do" list. Now I can start my step aerobics class again. Thank you for taking good care of me.

Tina

Channin Henry

Thank you for everything! You are a Great Doctor!

Channin Henry

Marilyn Sparacino

You did a perfect job on my right foot.

Marilyn Sparacino