Someone with a painful bunion holding their foot


If you have bunions, the condition can worsen from barely noticeable discomfort to persistent daily foot pain.

Instead of living with symptoms like swelling and tenderness, you can find a solution at Washington Foot & Ankle.

Chanda J. Corbin, DPM, provides both surgical and non-surgical options to manage and treat bunions. Learn more at our Romeo, MI, office.

Everything You Need to Know About Bunions

They're Typically Located Along Your Big Toe

If you're dealing with foot pain, bunions are easy to spot. Unlike other foot conditions such as corns, calluses, or ingrown toenails, bunions are predominantly found along your big toe.

They're Extremely Common

Did you know that approximately 23% of people aged 18 to 65 live with bunions? You're not alone — and you've got a Romeo, MI, team to help.

They Can Be Treated

Bunions are treatable! We offer plenty of options to alleviate your concerns, including non-surgical choices like orthotics and anti-inflammatory medicine, as well as bunion surgery.

A Closer Look at Bunions If this seems familiar, visit our Romeo, MI, doctor.

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You may have heard of bunions, but you may not be able to identify them. Bunions, or hallux valgus, will present as a bump on the metatarsophalangeal joint. It attaches your foot bone, called the phalanx, to your big toe, or metatarsal bone. The condition is typically accompanied by symptoms like swelling, pain, and trouble walking. 

Experiencing Bunions? Choose a Distinguished Romeo, MI, Office

When you visit our podiatrist, you can find advantages that other local practices may not offer, such as:

Board Certification

Choosing a DPM (doctor of podiatric medicine) with credibility is crucial. With her board certification from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. Corbin has gone the extra mile to hone her experience and credentials.

Locally Made Orthotics

There's no need to spend extra weeks waiting for relief. By working with a trusted local team to make our personally tailored orthotics, we enable you to get back to your everyday life as soon as possible.

Patient-Centric Care

When you visit us, the time is entirely yours. Unlike some other podiatrists, we don't overbook. This allows us to truly get to know you and find a custom solution focused on your needs. We also accept insurance and offer translators.

Instead of living with regular pain, contact Washington Foot & Ankle for an appointment or call

(586) 372-7200

"Dr. Corbin is wonderful." Hear From Patients We've Helped


Michele Milam

Romeo, MI


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What a wonderful dr. I felt very taken care of and confident in her ability to get my foot back to working order. Extremely professional. I highly recommend.

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Shelley Johnston

Romeo, MI


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Dr. Corbin is wonderful to work with. She solved my foot problem and I feel great. Her staff is very kind and pleasant to deal with. Her office is very clean and nice.

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What Causes Bunions?

Tight Shoes

Wearing compressed or narrow shoes like high heels can contribute to bunion development. As a result, women are likelier to experience bunions — but men can absolutely develop them too.

Foot Damage

Have you recently hurt your toe, tendons, or any other part of your foot? Or do you live with arthritis? It's possible that either one can impact how you walk or can change your foot structure, creating the perfect conditions for bunions to form.


Even if you've only worn loose, comfortable footwear, you can still develop bunions. That's because bunions can have a genetic component, and can be caused simply by the way your feet naturally formed.

How Can Bunion Surgery Help Me?

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Many non-surgical bunion treatments, like orthotics and anti-inflammatories, can do wonders to alleviate your discomfort. However, at the end of the day, they only address the symptoms — not the root of your problem.

With surgery from Dr. Corbin, you can have a real solution to your foot deformity and begin enjoying life without daily pain. Not to mention, you can also prevent more advanced symptoms, like tendonitis or nerve damage.

To learn more, contact the helpful team at Washington Foot & Ankle.

Bunion Surgery Timeline

Instead of struggling with pain, contact Washington Foot & Ankle. We can often accommodate same-day visits.
Instead of struggling with pain, contact Washington Foot & Ankle. We can often accommodate same-day visits.

Podiatrist Consultation

First, you'll begin with a consultation at our Romeo, MI, office. There, our podiatrist will listen to your symptoms and examine your foot. If you've visited another podiatrist about your options, we're happy to offer a second opinion.

Foot X-Rays

For the most accurate care possible, Dr. Corbin may also order X-rays of your foot. They'll help her see how the deformity is progressing under the skin, as well as how it's impacting the rest of your foot.


Washington Foot & Ankle conducts our surgeries at the Beaumont Medical Center. There, you won't feel any discomfort. We will keep you numb with a local or general anesthetic.


Dr. Corbin will begin your surgery by carefully making an opening in your skin, allowing her to access the affected area.

Bunion Shaving

When patients have smaller bunions, Dr. Corbin may simply be able to shave them away, resulting in an easier surgery.


For patients with greater needs, Dr. Corbin offers more in-depth care, like a bunionectomy and a metatarsal osteotomy. She'll address the bunion itself, including affected areas of the foot, like the tendons. The process varies, but can include changing the position of affected tissues or bone, as well as excising them.

Toe Fusion

Depending on your case, you may be a good candidate for big toe fusion. It leads to superior long-term results, giving you the relief you've been hoping for.


To complete the surgery, Dr. Corbin will ensure that the area is sterile and close the incision with stitches. 

"A great clinic with caring people." Why Romeo, MI, Visits Our Team


Me Not You

Romeo, MI


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What a great clinic; respectful and pleasant, from the time you walk in, till you walk out, on the phone, and then to the operating room. What a great experience overall! Definitely recommend Dr. Corbin and her wonderful staff! Thank you for making my toe feel better

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Deana Young

Romeo, MI


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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Corbin and Staff. They made everything from scheduling appointments to post surgical care stress free. Dr Corbin explained treatments and valued my opinion on how proceed. A great clinic with caring people.

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Schedule an Appointment

Do not let foot and ankle problems slow you down. Put your best foot forward with the professionals at Washington Foot and Ankle. Call (586) 372-7200 to make a same-day appointment or schedule online. We will be more than happy to help you get back on your feet.

Dr. Corbin

Washington Foot & Ankle

Dr. Chanda J. Corbin and the team at Washington Foot and Ankle in Romeo want to help patients of all ages maintain their mobility and put their best foot forward. Dr. Corbin is:

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • A Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • A staff member at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI
  • An instructor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

To book a same-day appointment, reach out to us online or call us at (586) 372-7200.

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