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 You can reach us at 972.853.7100, or complete our contact form online.

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Derrick W.

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 foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

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