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Bunion Joint Pain

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Bunion is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It can be a very painful condition because this joint bends whenever you walk. As the condition worsens, the constant pressure may cause the bone to thicken creating an even larger bump. If non-surgical treatments fail, there are surgical solutions that have very successful outcomes.

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

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As weight-bearing structures your feet and ankles are susceptible to all types of acute or chronic injuries. People with severe ankle pain from arthritis may be candidates for a total ankle joint replacement surgery.

Caring for your cast

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Bone fractures are common but require immediate and direct medical intervention to set the course for successful long term healing. A bone can break if the external force is greater than the strength of the bone. The most common way to evaluate a fracture is with x-rays, which provide clear images of the bones. A fracture can heal successfully if the ends of the break are realigned and immobilized so that new bone healing can take place at the fracture site. A plaster or fiberglass cast is typically used to keep the broken ends in proper position while they heal.

Is foot and ankle pain slowing you down?

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Restoring mobility and improving function is key when treating foot and/or ankle pain. At Missoula Bone & Joint Foot and Ankle Specialty Clinic we treat all conditions of the foot and ankle - and yes, we also treat toes!

What does an Orthopaedic Surgeon Treat?

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Orthopaedic surgeons explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication, steroid injection or rehabilitation. They use imaging tools such as x-rays and MRI to help them diagnose your condition. They also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or correct a condition, if necessary.


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