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Portland Foot and Ankle

(503) 244-7894

Battle Ground Foot and Ankle

(360) 687-3668

Vancouver Foot and Ankle East

(360) 834-3707

Vancouver Foot and Ankle West

(360) 597-4223

Bunions

Bunions occur when the big toe drifts towards the second toe, while the large bone to the outside of the big toe (the metatarsal) begins moving in the

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opposite direction. The “bump” is actually the prominent head of the metatarsal bone. Patients often don’t realize that they have a bunion.

Bunion Treatment

There are a variety of conservative treatments for bunions.

  • wearing supportive shoes with a wide toe box.
  • padding and anti-inflammatory gels and creams to help relieve the pain.
  • orthotics to correct the biomechanics of the foot
  • If conservative measures do not help the patient or alleviate the pain, surgery is usually recommended.

Bunion Surgery Bunion surgery shifts the metatarsal bone back in the correct direction and restores the proper balance of the joint. It is a surgically created fracture that is fixated with a pin or screw. Often the patient can walk immediately after the surgery as long as they wear a special shoe that doesn’t bend. Bunion surgery is outpatient surgery and the patient can go home a short time after the procedure. Recovery time from bunion surgery is variable and depends on a patient’s occupation and overall health. Your podiatrist can give you more information about the surgery that you would need after examining you and taking x-rays of your feet.

Our Locations


Vancouver Foot and Ankle West


Vancouver Foot and Ankle East


Battle Ground Foot and Ankle


Portland Foot and Ankle


Hours of Operation

Vancouver Foot And Ankle West

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Vancouver Foot and Ankle East

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00pm (Every other Saturday)

Sunday:

Closed

Battle Ground Foot and Ankle

Monday:

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Portland Foot and Ankle

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:00 AM-2:00 PM

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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