01 Jul Why is bunion surgery so painful?
Why is bunion surgery so painful?
We see quite a lot of people with bunions in our clinic on the daily, with over 60% of our patients coming in for management and treatment of their bunions. A large number of patients are aiming to avoid their bunion progressing and leading to bunion surgery.
The most common concern over a bunion getting worse is that your only option may end up being surgery. Bunion surgery is very involved and can be costly but if your bunion gets to an advanced stage, surgery may be the only option. The difficulty with this is that whist surgery can be successful in advanced stages, recovery and the pain and swelling associated with recovery is significant. This is the case with any surgery, but foot surgery can be involved and require screws or pins to hold joints in place, which will then only increase recovery time.
We get asked about surgery quite often here at Alternative Foot Solutions, but the pressing concern is also about treating the underlying cause of the bunion, which surgery will not address. This means that even if you have bunion surgery, there is a chance the bunion may return or the foot may compensate causing issues in other areas.
Here at Alternative Foot Solutions we treat all sorts of bunion pain and help patients to achieve their goals of avoiding bunion surgery, pain free. Our treatment involves a course of foot mobilisation, a gentle hand on technique that corrects the bunions and the underlying cause of the bunions with some simple exercises to stop your bunion and foot pain forever!
If you have a bunion, or foot pain that you think is being caused by your bunions, you may want to book an appointment with us. At Alternative Foot Solutions, we have been helping people live pain-free and active lives, for over 15 years. Right now, we are offering a $35 assessment for the people who mention this blog at their time of booking. (usual fee $100)