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Bunions are a common condition that consist of bony bumps that protrude out of the normal parameters of the joint of the big toe. Typically bunions are bumps that can be swollen, painful, callused and cause a lot of discomfort. 

They are caused by the malalignment of the big toe joint, causing the toe to grow out at an angle. Bunions can be caused by a number of factors including; genetics, ill fitting footwear, some types of arthritis, and biomechanical factors.

If you are suffering from bunions and want to get rid of them the best way is have bunion surgery also known as Hallux Valgus surgery

Hallux Valgus Surgery

At FACEmed located at Crays Hill in Billericay we have a purpose built surgical department. We specialise in Hallux Valgus Bunion surgery which is performed by our Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Jason Nandlal, who is specially trained in the surgical treatment of conditions of the foot and ankle and has performed over 7,000 ‘bunionectomies’ throughout his career. 

What is bunion surgery like?

Surgery to remove a bunion at FACEmed is undertaken as a day case procedure, under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. 

Recovery from bunion surgery takes around 6-8 weeks, and modern fixation techniques mean that there is no need for a plaster cast anymore.

After surgery you will need to rest your foot while they heal, but you should see a vast improvement once you have recovered.

Bunion surgery in Essex

If you’d like to book your bunion surgery appointment in Essex at FACEmed, you can contact our team today. You can fill out our online contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your bunion surgery. 

You can also reach us by giving us a call on 01268 833 680, or following this link. Our specialist team are always happy to help and to answer any questions that you may have.