When you should receive bunion surgery
A bunion is a common foot deformity and one that can cause a significant amount of foot pain. The good news is that bunions can often be properly managed by simply choosing the proper footwear and by using simple pain-relieving strategies; however, when bunion pain is still getting the better of you despite home care it might be time to talk with our foot and ankle surgeons about bunion surgery.
Your Comfort is Taking a Serious Back-burner
If you are dealing with persistent or severe inflammation in and around your bunion then you know that even putting any pressure on the area can lead to some serious pain. If so, putting on shoes might seem like one of the most excruciatingly painful tasks imaginable. To make matters worse, a bunion can also end up developing bursitis, giving you a double whammy of foot pain. Fortunately, surgery can correct the deformity so you can finally put on shoes again without dealing with pain.
The Deformity is Severe
Having trouble finding the right shoes to wear because your foot has taken on a different shape entirely? If the bunion is so enlarged that your big toe leans in toward the other toes this is another sign that you might need surgery. Surgery is designed to repair and realign the deformed joint. This will also improve the shape of the foot, which means that you won’t have to deal with biomechanical issues that could lead to further pain and discomfort. Not to mention, you’ll also be able to wear all of your shoes again.
Your Quality of Life is Impacted
If you were once someone who loved going for runs or considered yourself a mover and a shaker and now your bunion dictates what you can do in a day, this is another reason to consider bunion surgery. If your quality of life is severely impacted by your bunion pain and inflammation and over-the-counter measures just aren’t doing the trick, then surgery may be the best option to alleviate your discomfort and to help you get back to what really matters.