A common misconception is that a bunion is simply an overgrowth of bone that can be “shaved off.” While shaving addresses the symptom, the root cause (unstable foundation) will remain. Bunions are caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot which allows the bone to drift out of alignment – causing the bump. In reality, bunions are complex 3D deformities caused by an unstable joint which allows your bone to 1. lean, 2. elevate, and 3. rotate out of alignment. The Lapiplasty procedure allows for correction of all 3 deformities that are causing your pain. This helps ensure that the bunion is treated correctly while making sure that it does not come back later in life. Make an appointment to learn more about our conservative and surgical treatments for your painful bunions