Bunion surgery, is it really necessary?

February 7, 2013

I spoke with a few different foot doctors and podiatrists and most felt it is unnecessary if you are not feeling pain during walking or activities. If you have been running and you’re not having any pain or problems there is no reason to have it. On the other hand, if you are experiencing discomfort while wearing certain shoes, pain while walking, or have limited mobility, then the answer may be yes.

The procedure and doctor’s experience could make a huge difference in how long it will take to heal. If you’re looking for cosmetic appearance and not concerned with running anytime soon then it maybe something to consider… maybe!

But, for runners and triathletes who are concerned about running again and getting back on their feet quickly I would recommend against it. This my personal experience.

What do you think?

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