A personal approach to surgical care and patient well-being.
My Foot Surgeon offers the very best in Podiatric surgical care and treatment available to you for Arthritis of the big toe, Ball of foot pain, Bunions, Hammer toes, Ingrowing toenails, and Neuromas. Andrew van Essen is an accomplished, experienced, and dedicated podiatrist with specialist registration as a Podiatric surgeon.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, footwear, and orthoses can all be used to treat this condition but if surgery is required my preference is not to fuse a joint and have you back on your feet in 4 weeks.
Bunions progressively get worse over time. Recovery from surgery takes 6 weeks with a high success rate in relieving pain and improving the appearance of the foot. Research shows patients who have bunion surgery earlier have better outcomes.
In some cases, it is easier to modify shoes to fit your foot rather than modify your toes to fit your shoes! 'Keyhole' surgery has simplified and improved outcomes in realigning toes and relieving pain.
Neuroma pain can be debilitating but simple measures such as in-shoe pads and cortisone injections can make a big difference in your comfort. Neuroma surgery, when necessary, is simple with a quick recovery.