Bunion or hallux valgus deformity can occur due to numerous reasons ranging genetics to idiopathic. Some bunions are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment. Some bunions are symptomatic and can be treated with shoe modifications. However, bunions do not resolve on their own, if your symptoms are severe it may require surgical correction. Bunion deformity if left untreated may cause pain and inflammation under the ball of your foot.
What are my treatment options?
- Bunions do not resolve by themselves thus conservative treatment options revolve around shoe modifications, padding and orthotics.
- Surgical options can also vary significant depending on the severity of the deformity and the health of your joint.
What is the recovery time of bunion surgery?
This depends on the type of surgery we determine is appropriate for your deformity. Some procedures can allow you to walk the same day of surgery in controlled ankle motion (CAM) boot. Other procedures require patients to be non weight-bearing for 4-6 weeks.