Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi
World renowned foot surgeon helping patients find relief from all types of foot pain.

Diagnosing Bunionettes

A podiatrist is most qualified to diagnose bunionettes due to their specialized training in foot anatomy and biomechanics.

During a physical exam, your doctor will inspect your feet for any signs of deformity or swelling that could indicate bunionette formation. They may also ask questions about your family history, lifestyle habits, and past injuries.

X-rays are another way to diagnose bunionettes, as they can provide a detailed image of the bones and soft tissues in your feet. This allows the doctor to better understand the alignment of your foot and any potential misalignments that could be causing pain or discomfort.

Treating Bunionettes

In mild cases, lifestyle changes such as stretching or changing the type of shoes you wear can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with bunionettes. Wearing wider, softer shoes that do not pinch the toes can be beneficial in reducing pressure on the area and relieving some of the symptoms associated with bunions.

Surgical procedures are an option for those with severe bunionettes that cannot be managed with lifestyle modifications. Surgery is often used to realign the bones and soft tissues to restore normal alignment and alleviate pain and discomfort. Khosroabadi Institute uses an advanced minimally invasive method that allows Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi, DPM, to realign the bone and smooth its edges, effectively “removing” the bony bump while making a 5mm incision.

Many people who need surgery for a bunionette are worried about the potential time missed from work or the associated activity restrictions. It can take six or more weeks to resume regular activity after traditional bunionette surgery, but Dr. K’s cutting-edge AMI-BUNIONETTE® procedure can help patients get back on their feet much faster and with significantly less discomfort. 

Are You Ready for Bunionette Surgery?

The thought of foot surgery might be scary, but when you learn about Dr. K's minimally-invasive technique for correcting bunionettes, you'll be relieved to know there's little scarring and only a few days of downtime. Schedule an appointment in Woodland Hills—or meet Dr. K for a virtual consultation—to find out if AMI-BUNIONETTE™ bunionette surgery is an option for you.