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Is Bunion Surgery Right for You?

Some people live with their bunions for years—or decades—before they get their foot deformity corrected surgically. Others never do. A few even ask about it right away, when the bump is still fairly minor.

Since bunions aren’t a “medical emergency,” bunion surgery is an elective procedure. You get to decide if and when the time is right. So how will you know?

At Dallas Podiatry Works, we’re here to help guide you through that decision so you can make an informed choice, when you’re ready. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all bunion treatment, but instead develop custom plans for care based on individual goals and preferences.

Some of the factors that can help you make that decision include:

  • How severe is the bunion?
  • How much is the bunion affecting your daily life? Are you experiencing any pain? Is it difficult to walk or wear shoes comfortably? Do you find you can’t complete tasks or activities you used to enjoy?
  • Have you tried any conservative remedies, such as physical therapy, orthotics, or taping? How long? What was the result?
  • Have you noticed the bunion worsening over time?
  • After surgery, you may not be able to put weight on your foot for several weeks. Are you prepared for this? Can you make the necessary accommodations at work and at home?

As we walk through these issues and concerns with you, we can arrive at a mutual decision about what would be best. In most cases, individuals who are experiencing regular pain and swelling that interferes with activity are best served by surgical correction, though we can always attempt conservative measures first to see if they are able to make the difference for you.

The one thing you should never do, however, is wait and wait and wait and never do anything. Bunions will only get progressively worse over time unless you act. By taking control early, you can usually avoid surgery and pain altogether, or at least for a very long time. So pick up the phone and call the team at Dallas Podiatry Works today! You can reach us at 972.566.7474, or complete our contact formonline.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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