TRU Foot and Ankle

Jason Khadavi, DPM

Clinical Medicine and Podiatry Surgery & Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Encino, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

About 33% of American adults have bunions. Bunions are unsightly and often disrupt your daily activities with soreness, pain, and limited mobility. At TRU Foot and Ankle, experienced podiatric surgeon Jason Khadavi, DPM, offers a unique type of bunion surgery that solves all of those issues at once while allowing for a fast return to normal activity. Dr. Khadavi has two Los Angeles area offices in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, so use the online scheduler or call either office to book your appointment.

Bunion Q & A

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a foot deformity in which the metatarsophalangeal (MPT) joint anchoring your big toe gravitates out of place, pushing the big toe towards the smaller toes. That creates a painful bony prominence on the side of the big toe. 

Another type of bunion, the bunionette or tailor’s bunion, occurs at the base of the little toe. Although the bony prominence is far smaller, it can still cause discomfort and pain. 

What are the symptoms of bunions? 

Bunions can cause a variety of different symptoms that can seriously disrupt your life. You can experience the following issues in and around the affected joint:

  • Pain or soreness 
  • Burning
  • Skin inflammation and redness 
  • Stiffness

Along with these symptoms, bunions can trigger other foot problems. For example, you can develop a corn on your second toe due to irritation from the big toe overlap, or a callus on the bottom of your foot because of extra pressure in that area. 

Bunions can also cause you to shift your weight, causing an abnormal contracture in one or more of your little toe joints. This forms another type of foot deformity, hammertoe. 

How are bunions treated?

There are a variety of non-surgical measures to reduce bunion symptoms, such as padding, taping, and custom orthotics. But, while those treatments might help short-term, they don’t correct the foot deformity at the root of your bunion. That’s why most patients opt for bunion surgery. 

At TRU Foot and Ankle, Dr. Khadavi, a highly trained foot and ankle surgeon, performs a unique form of bunion surgery that ensures a fast return to normal. 

In bunion surgery, Dr. Khadavi expertly creates an osteotomy, a surgical break within the out-of-position metatarsal bone. Then, he realigns the bone to eliminate the bunion and restore normal appearance and function. 

Dr. Khadavi customizes the surgery for your bunion. He treats both small and very prominent bunions in the MTP and fifth metatarsal (little toe) joint. 

How long is bunion surgery recovery?

There’s no bed rest needed: You’re walking the same day of surgery. At two weeks post-surgery, you transition back to wearing athletic shoes. 

By one month post-surgery, you start wearing your regular daily shoes again. Typically, you can exercise starting at the five- to six-week mark. 

Can bunions return after surgery?

It’s very unlikely. With Dr. Khadavi’s unique surgical approach, the recurrence rate is extremely low at only 5-6%. 

Bunion surgery can restore your freedom of movement and end your embarrassment — with no time on bed rest! Book your consultation at TRU Foot and Ankle by calling the office or scheduling online.