NJ Spine and Wellness Can Treat Bunions With Minimally Invasive Options and Surgeries.

When you have a bunion, it can be much more than just a cosmetic issue. This large, bulging bump on the outside of your big toe can also cause soreness, redness, swelling, and severe pain — even limiting the movement of your toe in certain cases. At some point, it may be necessary to opt for minimally invasive surgery; if so, you’ll want a team of experts in your corner, guiding and informing you along the way. At NJ Spine and Wellness, our trained specialists can help give you that peace of mind.

Our team of doctors performs minimally invasive bunion surgeries for patients throughout New Jersey, including in:

What Is a Foot Osteotomy?

Simply put, a foot osteotomy is the removal of parts of bone from your foot. In the case of minimally invasive bunion surgery (sometimes known as keyhole bunion surgery), a few minuscule incisions — using specialized instruments — are made to allow your doctor to access

Signs You May Need Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Signs and symptoms that you may require a minimally invasive bunion surgery from one of our NJ-area specialists include:

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Foot pain that limits activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Failure to obtain relief through changed footwear
  • Significant toe stiffness
  • Severe deformity of the big toe
  • Unsuccessful treatment of the condition with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Recovery Time

Minimally invasive bunion surgery from NJ Spine and Wellness yields significantly shorter recovery times when compared to traditional procedures. In fact, most patients can expect their bunion surgery recovery time to be somewhere from two to four weeks. Around then, they’ll be able to return to normal activities; however, we typically encourage patients to limit strenuous physical activity for at least six to eight weeks after the surgery. Additional physical therapy may also be recommended to help regain range of motion in the foot.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery vs. Traditional Bunion Surgery

Opting for minimally invasive bunion surgery from the specialists at NJ Spine and Wellness offers numerous advantages, like:

Less pain: Compared to traditional “open” procedures, patients of minimally invasive bunion operations typically experience less pain.

Smaller incisions: The tiny incisions of minimally invasive bunion surgery result in less scarring than traditional surgery

Shorter recovery time: Minimally invasive bunion surgery generally requires a shorter time in the operating room — as well as reduced recovery time — when compared to traditional procedures.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) About Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

What’s the difference between a bunion and hallux valgus?

They are the same thing; hallux valgus is the technical term for a bunion.

How long does it take to recover from hallux valgus surgery/correction?

As with any surgical procedure, recovery times may vary from patient to patient; however, patients can usually get their stitches removed within two to four weeks after the procedure. Following that, they can expect to return to impact exercises — like running — eight or more weeks after the surgery.

Is bunion surgery painful?

Minimally invasive bunion surgery is substantially less painful than its traditional counterpart; patients typically report being able to put weight on their foot immediately following the surgery.

Do You Have More Questions? Reach Out to Our Team Today!

At NJ Spine and Wellness, our minimally invasive bunion surgery doctors are as compassionate as they are skilled. We understand you may have additional questions about this procedure, and we’re here to help. For more information or to schedule a consultation at one of our locations serving East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan, or Old Bridge, New Jersey, contact us today!