First, let’s see if you are ready to move on to a foot operation. If you answer yes to the following questions, you may benefit from bunion surgery.
- Is your bunion pain greater than 6/10?
- Has conservative therapy failed?
- Is it keeping you from doing what you want or need to do?
Why do these questions matter?
- It’s important you try not to have bunion surgery only for cosmetic reasons, (i.e; straighten the big toe). I say this because what your wish may not come true or may create more pain for a condition that had none. Unfortunately, that’s the nature of foot surgery.
- Switching shoes or wearing orthotics might be all you need. If so, you avoid a surgery and that just may be worth a shot.
- Although bunion surgery requires a fair amount of time to heal, overall, the goal of the surgery is to get you back to what you want and/or need to do. But what if you currently can do all these things and surgery makes it worse? Just something to think of before getting under the knife.