NYC Foot & Ankle Center
NYC Foot & Ankle Center


Podiatry located in Manhattan Valley neighborhood of the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Is a bony bump at the base of your big toe causing discomfort? If so, you may have bunions. These uncomfortable, sometimes painful deformities can impact your daily life. That’s why the expert team at NYC Foot & Ankle Center gives you many options to make your bunions a thing of the past. From their conveniently located office in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood of the Upper West Side, Diana Valencia, DPM, Emmanuel Bustos, DPM, and the team offer years of expertise. Call the New York City office or request a consultation online today.

Bunions Q & A

What are bunions?

Bunions are characterized by a bony bump at the base of the big toe. They can cause discomfort and impact your daily activities. 

The team at NYC Foot & Ankle Center notes that early signs of bunions may include:

  • A bony bump at the base of the big toe
  • Redness, swelling, or tenderness around the joint
  • Changes in toe alignment, where the big toe points toward the other toes

Recognizing bunions is crucial for early intervention to ensure a successful treatment plan.

Why do I have bunions?

Understanding the root causes of bunions is crucial for effective treatment and prevention. Your provider at NYC Foot & Ankle Center sheds light on common factors contributing to bunions, which can include: 

Genetics and family history

A family history of bunions can increase your risk. Your provider discusses the genetic aspects and how they influence your likelihood of developing bunions.

Shoe choices

Wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen bunions. Proper footwear choices can alleviate pressure and any foot discomfort.

Foot structure

Individuals with certain foot structures are more prone to bunions. The team conducts a detailed examination at your consultation to understand your unique foot characteristics and tailor your bunion treatment accordingly.

How do you treat bunions?

NYC Foot & Ankle Center offers a range of treatments, with a special focus on minimally invasive surgical options for optimal comfort and faster recovery.

Nonsurgical options

Footwear modification and orthotics are common nonsurgical options. Switching to comfortable, wide-toed shoes can alleviate pressure on the bunion, and custom orthotic devices provide support and stability, reducing bunion-related discomfort.

Minimally invasive surgery 

If surgery is required, the team offers advanced and minimally invasive options, such as arthroscopy and laser surgery.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and a camera to visualize and treat the bunion with precision. Laser surgery utilizes advanced laser technology for precise bunion correction. It minimizes tissue damage and promotes faster recovery.

Experience cutting-edge, minimally invasive bunion treatment at NYC Foot & Ankle Center. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward healthier, pain-free feet.