Every time you walk, your big toe bends to provide you with stability and forward motion that pushes off the rest of your foot. When the joint in either one of your big toes develops bone spurs due to aging, an injury or another foot disease, walking becomes a painful ordeal. While conservative lifestyle changes may alleviate some of that pain, only a targeted bone spur removal toe surgery called cheilectomy fixes the condition. In the trained, experienced hands of Dr. Velimir Petkov at Premier Podiatry, you can expect to resume pain-free movement in short order. Call today for relief from foot and toe pain.
A cheilectomy is a type of foot surgery that your podiatrist in northern New Jersey may perform to remove toe bone spurs on your big toe joint. Bone spurs on this joint look like bumps on the top of the toe joint that resemble a callus, although calluses never form on the top of the toe. These bone spurs form because of a type of degenerative arthritis that causes the toe joint to stiffen. Another name for this progressive condition is hallux rigidus, which means stiff big toe.
When you have hallux rigidus, it becomes more and more difficult to walk as time passes because of the stiffness in your toe. The condition is often accompanied by toe pain and foot pain. Dr. Velimir Petkov at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey is a board-certified foot specialist with the expertise required to determine whether the best treatment for you is cheilectomy surgery.
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