Let's Discuss Bunions
Because they are bone deformities, bunions do not resolve by themselves. The goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain cause by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include:
•The use of protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems.
• Removal of corns and calluses on the foot.
• Changing to carefully-fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth.
•Orthotic devices—both over-the-counter and custom made—to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing.
•Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis.
• Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly. This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions, because their bone development may still be adaptable. •physical therapy
•changes in shoe gear
• life style changes (For example, a nurse who is on her feet all day may choose to pursue an administrative hospital position which requires less walking and punishment of the feet).
Surgical Treatment When non-operative treatments fail to relieve the pain, surgery may be considered. There are many types of surgical procedures to treat bunion deformities and the choice of the procedure usually depends upon the severity of the condition. The procedure typically involves cutting and repositioning of the metatarsal bone with insertion of internal fixation, such as screw and/ or pins. Protective devices, such as surgical shoes or casts, are worn after surgery. Except in rare cases, the procedure is performed in an ambulatory setting and no hospitalization is required. For more information, call for a consultation: 201-833-9500 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE SURGERY CENTER - At Our Bloomfield Location. ACES Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is here to help when it comes to corrective surgical procedures as well as more conservative interventional pain management methods. Our surgery center is located in our Bloomfield, NJ office.
Our highly skilled orthopedic and spine surgeons perform essentially any and all types of surgical procedures to restore you to a wider range of motion and a pain-free life.
•Arthroscopic knee, shoulder and elbow surgeries to repair torn muscles and ligaments or remove or repair damaged cartilage.
•Correct slipped or herniated discs.
•Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgeries and corrective procedures such as kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty and spinal fusion.
Learn more about ACES Premier Orthopaedics at: www.AcesPremOrtho.com ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
What Does ACES Stand For?
ACES stands for Athletic Center of Excellence in Sports, our specialty practice for the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, located in our Bloomfield, NJ office. The professional healthcare staff at ACES is focused on the areas that are most frequently injured in sports: knees, elbows and shoulders.
Our multi-specialty orthopedic group staffed by board-certified orthopedic surgeons, pain management, podiatric surgeons and rehabilitation physicians, and a top-notch support staff is committed to restoring your quality of life and bringing back the joys of an active, pain-free lifestyle. We offer interventional pain management, physical rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, and other FDA-approved procedures. We offer a wide range of treatment choices for all musculoskeletal conditions, joint pain, sports injuries, and orthopedic problems of the hands and feet.
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2 months ago ·
Howard Baruch MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Baruch is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, as well as spine surgery. He is certified in arthroscopic microdiscectomy by the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and received an appointment to the medical staff as an instructor in this procedure. In addition, he is certified in percutaneous laser discectomy by the William W. Backus Hospital in Connecticut. He is currently the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Bergen Regional Medical Center with affiliations at Hackensack University Medical Center, Englewood Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.
Dr. Baruch has presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and The Scoliosis Research Society, and has been published in The Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Transactions and the Journal of Pediatric Trauma. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Learn more about Dr. Baruch and Aces Premier Orthopaedics here: www.acespremortho.com/howard-baruch-orthopedic-spine-surgeon-nj/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
Kevin Finnesey MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Finnesey’s areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures done on an outpatient basis to treat various disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. These procedures include spinal injections, endoscopic spine surgery, outpatient microdiscectomies, and spinal reconstructive procedures. It was during his spinal surgery fellowship in San Francisco, California that Dr. Finnesey learned the importance of conservative non-surgical treatment. He has also extensively trained during his residency and fellowship on the latest surgical techniques for various spinal disorders. Dr. Finnesey practiced for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to his native New Jersey.
Dr. Finnesey is board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society. Learn more about Dr. Finnesey and Aces Premier Orthopaedics www.acespremortho.com/kevin-finnesey-orthopedic-surgeon-nj/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·