Do you have pain under the 2nd toe? Are your toes starting to curl up or "hammer"? These symptoms often occur along with a bunion. In some cases, addressing the bunion can help to prevent further deformity in the foot and degeneration of joints. However, to prevent further breakdown the bunion needs to be corrected in all three planes. Traditional 2D osteotomies do not give you the best chance for a long lasting result. The surgeons at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa/ Midwest Bunion Centers perform triplane bunion correction to realign the foot and address the root of the problem. While you may not currently have significant symptoms, bunions are progressive and will most likely result in joint damage to the big toe joint over time, as well as the potential for other deformities. By realigning the first ray and fixing the bunion, the forefoot and big toe joint is able to bear weight as it should so other forefoot pain and deformities may be less likely to occur.