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A fracture is when at least one of the bones that make up the lower leg joints are broken. They vary from a basic break in one bone, to a few cracks, which may necessitate that you don’t put weight on it for a couple of months.

Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown nail occurs when the skin on the sides of a nail grows over the edge of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. Redness, swelling, and pain at the corner of the nail may result and infection may soon follow. Surgical removal is effective in eliminating the nail edge from growing inward and cutting into the flesh folds as the toenail grows. Permanent removal of the nail may be advised for people with chronic, recurrent infected ingrown toenails.

Podiatry Services at Brand Surgical Institute

Foot & Ankle pains often interfere with your daily activities, restrict your movement, and damage your living quality. Our podiatry experts have experience with all kinds of foot and ankle conditions, including bones, nerves, tendons, and muscles. No matter what the cause of your foot and ankle pains are, we’ll take care of it.


Bend/deformity of both or one of the two joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toes. This unusual bending can put weight on the toe, making issues worse. Hammertoes, for the most part, begin as mellow deformations and get worse after some time.​


Bony bump that starts at the joint of the base of the big-toe. Created when the big-toe pushes against the second toe, causing the joint of the huge toe to grow and stick out. The skin over the bunion may get red and sore.

Bunions can get worse by wearing tight shoes.

What is a Bunionectomy?

A bunion (aka hallux valgus) is a bump that forms on the side of the big toe . symptoms of a bunion include 

  • Pain or soreness 

  • Inflammation and redness 

  • Burning sensation 

  • Numbness

If non surgical treatments do not alleviate the pain caused by the bunion and it is increasingly interfering with daily activities surgical treatment may be an option. A  bunionectomy is the removal of the bony bump, it corrects the deformed area of the foot near the big toe. Although you go home the same day it is common to have a long recovery after bunion surgery.