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Rid Bunion Surgery
See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom-made shoes; orthoses to improve support and alignment; night splinting to improve toe alignment, stretching to maintain joint mobility; bunion pads to decrease irritation; application of ice after activity to decrease inflammation; analgesics. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been told by a podiatrist that the only way I can permanently get rid of corns is to have bunion surgery. Is this true?
Stiffness scarring: No surgery is without risks or possible complications. With bunion surgery, possible complications include: infection, scarring, joint stiffness, transfer soreness to the second metatarsal, prolonged swelling and some recurrence of the deformity. Follow dr's instructions is usually the best advice to limit possible complications. Dr l. ...Read more
See below: It is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rest and relax: Depending on the procedure you may be able to walk after the surgery, but keep it at a minimum. The amount of pain following bunion surgery may vary depending on how well you take care of your foot following the surgery. Immediately after surgery your best bet would be to rest and elevate your feet. Post operative pain will be less if you limit the swelling by elevating the feet. ...Read more
Assuming that the:
Surgery was on the right foot and involved an osteotomy, I have 2 requirements:
1. A minimum of 6-8 weeks have passed after surgery, normal healing time for broken bones.
2. After the 6-8 weeks, I have my patients sit in their car at home and simulate jamming on the brake as if they have to stop in an emergency. When they can do that without flinching, driving is ok. ...Read more
Tailor's Bunion: Basically this sounds like a tailor's bunion or 'bunionette.' you can stretch your shoes, wear paddings over it, take pills to mask the pain, or have it surgically corrected. After a surgical correction, the symptoms should diminish and eventually go away. Be patient with the bone surgery healing process,. ...Read more
Time : After an injury to a nerve, if it is not cut, it Gerald regenerates or heals at s rare of 1 mm/day or 1 inch a month. Depending on how long ago your surgery was, it may just take more time or it may always remain numb. There can be some growth of nerves unaffected by the surgery that can arborize or fill in the gap to a degree. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Conservative options include the use of toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes. If you do not have significant relief of pain surgical management is also an option. Surgery should be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. ...Read more
Usually not needed: Usually screws are left in unless they are causing you discomfort or your surgeon has a good reason for doing so. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L ...Read more
I am going to have an operation on bunion. I work standing all day. Would I go back to work right away. After surgery?
I am a male I have a small bunion is it okay to wait until the end of my school year to undergo surgery it isn't severe? Year just started
YES: Yes, it's ok to wait. I would advise seeing a podiatrist to discuss your options, surgical and non-surgical. Go to abfas.org to find a board certified podiatrist in your area. ...Read more
I had bunion surgery in 2006, two pins were inserted that now need to be removed. How long will the recovery process be and what can I expect?
Thinking about getting bunion surgery the pain gets so bad @ times I can barely stand or walk. Have already had it looked at. What can I expect?
Bunion surgery has become very refined.
Day surgery. Local with sedation or general anesthesia. Small incisions, and frequently with absorbable pins for an austin osteotomy.
Not as painful as years ago. One week off the foot around the house. A surgical shoe for 4 weeks. Slowly increased ambulation. Physical therapy begins usually in 3 weeks. The x-ray determines the type of bunionectomy to perfo. ...Read more
Proper planning: Bunion surgery has a good record of success when the correct procedure is chosen. Don't compromise results for convenience. Depending on the severity of deformity, bones may need to be cut, straightened and screws or other fixation used, usually in an outpatient setting. Post-op disability depends on the procedure. A board certified podiatric surgeon can discuss your options further. ...Read more
Pain/function/shoes: If you have prolonged pain, limited function or the inability to participate in activities you enjoy or work you do, cannot wear shoes that you want/need to are common reasons. You may want to try some form of conservative care first to see if this can prevent surgery. Howver, the only way to correct the deformity is with surgery. ...Read more
Select right surgeon: Most surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. The type of Bunion surgery depends on a variety of factors: severity of deformity, quality of the joint, patient health, etc. most can weightbear immediately in a special shoe/boot. Most will be back in a shoe in 4-6 weeks. Will have some swelling for 4-5 months. Visit ACFAS.org to find surgeon near you. Dr L ...Read more