Cosmetic foot surgery is usually driven by more than just aesthetic reasons. Crooked or angular toes can cause discomfort and pain during normal activities such as walking or even just wearing certain shoes. Fortunately, you have options. Toe straightening surgery at Surgical Arts of the Inland Empire can help to restore a natural appearance to your feet by correcting misaligned or crooked toes.
Am I a Candidate for Toe Straightening?
Crooked toes are often directly related to the presence of bunions – a prominent bump or blister at the base of the big toe. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your feet and toes, or you’re experiencing significant pain due to crooked or angular toes, then you’re likely a good candidate for toe straightening surgery in Southern California.
What Happens During Toe Straightening?
Toe straightening is an outpatient procedure that can usually be performed in less than an hour. The process of straightening your big toe is called an osteotomy. An osteotomy involves cutting the metatarsal bone of the big toe and realigning it to straighten the toe. Pins, plates or screws may be necessary to hold your bone in place during your recovery.
Toe Straightening Surgery Results and Recovery
Following your toe straightening surgery, you may experience some numbness, swelling and discomfort for the first several weeks. We will provide you with medication to mitigate any pain and ice packs may also help ease any discomfort. Your mobility will be limited for several days, and you may not be able to wear normal shoes for several weeks.
Ultimately your recovery will depend on the specifics of your procedure. It may take several months before you achieve a full recovery.
Once your toes have healed, you will notice a straighter, more even appearance of your feet. Any discomfort or pain you had originally felt because of crooked toes should now be gone or greatly minimized.
Scheduling Your Appointment
If you’re considering toe straightening, contact Surgical Arts of Inland Empire at (909) 579-3111. We would be happy to discuss the risks and benefits of toe straightening in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Service areas include: Corona, Chino Hills, Riverside, Newport Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Victorville and Hesperia, California.