3 Signs You Need Bunion Surgery

Signs You Need Bunion SurgeryIt’s easy to put things off until “sometime” in the future, particularly if it’s something a little scary, like surgery. People often would rather put off a problem and only deal with it when they don’t have a choice. Frequently, though, this gives the problem time to get worse. This is usually the case for foot conditions like bunions. Sometimes a bunion surgery is your best option for recovery and pain relief, so recognizing the signs that you need it—and then paying attention to them—can help you get the care you really need.

Bunion surgery is always considered a last resort for treatment. Most bunions can be successfully cared for using only conservative methods, like shoe changes or custom orthotics. There are, however, times when bunion surgery is best for your feet. Here are a few signs that surgery might be what you need:

  • Pain gets in the way of normal life – You’re not able to wear most shoes, and your joint pain makes normal walking, standing, or simply getting around more difficult for you.
  • Your bunion deformity is getting worse or already severe – Your bunion is getting progressively worse despite foot care, or is already severely deforming your foot.
  • Conservative treatments aren’t helping – You’ve been trying noninvasive treatments for a while now, but they haven’t improved your pain or slowed the progression of the problem.

If any of these situations sound familiar for your own feet, it’s probably time for bunion surgery. The procedure will carefully correct the deformity, alleviating your pain and improving your foot function. It’s much better for your feet to have the surgery in the long run than continuing to suffer as you put off the best option for your condition.

Bunion surgery is never your first choice for treatment, but it can become your best option when conservative methods are not enough. If you think you need bunion surgery, don’t panic and don’t put it off. Let Dallas’ premier bunion specialists help you take care of your feet and eliminate your deformity. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works for more information, or to schedule your bunion consultation right away. You can reach us online or by calling: 972.853.7100 for Dallas, or (972) 943-3323 for Plano.

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