What better way is there to spend some time off your feet than watching the upcoming Olympic games? If the time has come to get that bunion surgery you’ve always needed, then at least you’ll have something to keep you occupied while you recuperate.
If you’re at the point where you’re considering a surgical procedure, you have most likely been dealing with the discomfort of the bump on the side of your toe for some time. You may have already tried all of the conservative treatments such as taping and padding and even wearing an orthotic. These methods are good for dealing with pain and irritation but they won’t actually fix the bunion.
So what can you expect out of surgery? There are options when it comes to going under the knife, and it all depends on what makes the most sense for you and your feet. Some of these include realigning the soft tissues, removing the bump, fusing the ligaments or joints, and inserting an implant.
With any operation there will be down time, and it is extremely important to adhere to your doctor’s orders about this, or it could cause further complications which will need even more time to heal. You can expect to be off your feet completely for about 6 weeks and fully recovered after about 6 months. In some cases you might need to wear a cast or special shoe.
If you are considering the surgical removal of your bunion, give Dr. Peyman Elison and Dr. Viedra Elison a call at 623-584-5556 or book an appointment online. At our Fixing Feet Institute office in Surprise, AZ, we are equipped to get your feet back to normal using whatever means will work best for you.
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