When Should I Consider Bunion Surgery?

Jul 07, 2020
Find out whether it may be time to get bunion surgery. When it comes to treating a bunion, surgery usually isn’t always necessary. If caught early enough, our Burbank, CA, podiatrists can work with you to modify your lifestyle...

Find out whether it may be time to get bunion surgery.

When it comes to treating a bunion, surgery usually isn’t always necessary. If caught early enough, our Burbank, CA, podiatrists can work with you to modify your lifestyle and provide you with home care and conservative treatments that will ease pain and discomfort while also preventing the bunion from getting worse.

However, there are certain situations in which you absolutely can benefit from bunion surgery and should consider getting it:

Home care isn’t cutting it

You’ve swapped out your shoes, you wear custom orthotics, you take pain killers and do your daily foot exercises but nothing is working. If you are finding that all the other nonsurgical treatment options our Burbank podiatrists have offered you just aren’t working when it comes to controlling your symptoms then you may want to talk to us about whether bunion surgery may be the next step.

You’re in pain more often than not

Do you remember the last time you got up, climbed stairs, or went for a walk without bunion pain? If all days seem to be filled with foot pain and discomfort then you should talk with a foot doctor as soon as possible. Pain is anything but normal, and chronic foot pain can affect not just your physical health but also your mental and emotional wellbeing. You shouldn’t be in pain; we can help.

Your mobility is limited

Some people find that their bunion ends up running the show; they placate their bunion by avoiding activities like running or other forms of exercise, which are incredibly important for good health. If you aren’t moving around as easily as you once did or if you avoid certain activities in order to avoid the aches and pains later then we should talk.

Your quality of life is affected

Dealing with persistent pain can take a serious toll. If you find yourself canceling engagements, missing workouts or just not being able to fully enjoy your life because you feel like you’re constantly thinking about your bunion pain then it’s time to talk with your doctor.

Looking for a podiatrist in the Burbank, Northridge, and Santa Clarita, CA, area that specializes in bunion treatment and surgery? If you want to discuss your treatment options and whether you could benefit from bunion surgery, schedule a consultation with us at the Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery by calling (818) 848-5588.