Redding, CA, May 03, 2022 — Drs. Jason Nowak and Collin Messerly with Shasta Orthopaedics, recently headlined a webinar with the Florida Foot and Ankle Society on the latest advances in bunion surgery — the Lapidus Bunionectomy.
What’s a Lapidus Bunionectomy?
In 1934 surgeon Paul W. Lapidus described a bunion caused by hypermobility of the first metatarsal bone. Today, it’s known as the most common type of bunion. While seen in adolescents, these bunions are very common in the elderly.
Luckily, residents in Redding, CA, and the surrounding area don’t need to travel far for bunion relief! The Shasta Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Institute includes a team of foot and ankle specialists who can help you get moving again. In fact, Dr. Jason Nowak, DPM, FACFAS, and Dr. Garret Strand are the only board-certified reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgeons in the North State.
Are Bunions a Problem?
Not all bunions require treatment, but you may be feeling some common symptoms, including:
- A bulging bump on the outside of your big toe
- Swelling, redness, or soreness around the big toe joint
- Corns or calluses where the big toe rubs against other toes
- Pain in the affected area (big toe or foot)
- Restricted movement of the big toe or foot
Local Bunion Experts You Can Trust
Did you know that the Northern California Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Shasta Orthopaedics is recognized by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons? Fellows gain well-rounded expertise across a wide range of bunion treatments and procedures.
Need bunion relief? You’re not alone! Lapidus bunionectomies are the most common procedure behind Hammertoes in Foot and Ankle practices. Contact Shasta Orthopaedics today regarding your toe, foot, and ankle pain.
About Shasta Orthopaedics
Shasta Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic and sports medicine practice in the North State region of California. Since 1993 it has offered a wide range of disciplines that take a complete approach to patient care. Its core services include advanced diagnostics, surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Learn more at www.shastaortho.com.