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Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
At St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
A bunion is a painful bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe which usually gets worse over time. Surgical removal commonly involves part of the toe bone being cut or removed and the bones being realigned.
Tightened ligaments and tendons cause the middle and end joints in the toe to contract, causing the toe joints to curl downwards. This condition is often caused by arthritis. Treatments can include physio, or surgery for severe cases.
We use minor surgical procedures to treat such issues as bunions, bone bumps or ganglion cysts.
This may be needed to treat a range of problems, including achilles tendon problems, ingrown toenails and hammer toes.
Lumps like ganglions beneath the skin can be removed if they are causing pain or difficulty with footwear.
These are generally used to reduce pain and swelling caused by an injury, wear and tear, or arthritis.
Please also be aware that we are not affected by the NHS announcement to cancel all non-urgent surgery; if you are booked in for an appointment or surgery with us it will still go ahead.