Superstar wide receiver Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons had bunion surgery 2 years ago. He recovered successfully and his team went to the Superbowl last season in Houston. You can get back to normal as well.
Of course football stars are under tremendous pressure to perform. We can’t know how bad his bunion was but if it was hampering his ability to do his job it makes sense that he got it done.
Bunions just don’t appear out of nowhere. They usually develop slowly over time and can progress to the point where surgery might just be the right decision for you. However, Houston’s foot doc has performed surgery in patients as young as 20 where their bunions were already so bad they were hampering their life to such a degree that more conservative treatments just weren’t going to cut it.
But for most people early treatment and preventive efforts can slow bunion progression. At Nagler Foot Center, Dr. Sherman Nagler will often recommend custom orthotics to correct the biomechanics of your foot to decrease the pain you feel well before surgery is discussed.
Why do I have bunions?
Bunions aren’t inherited but the foot types that put you at risk for bunions are. For example, many of my patients have flat feet and the constant overpronation (feet rolling in) can cause the big toe to move toward the smaller toes creating a bunion.
Although you can’t do anything about your foot type, in addition to getting orthotics you can help stop the progression of your bunions by staying away from high heels and by wearing shoes that give you plenty of room in the toe box.
Call us today at 713.529.1010 for an appointment. Often same day for emergencies. You can also request an appointment online. At www.Foothouston.com
Houston foot and ankle specialist, Dr Sherman Nagler offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, Short Toe, Ingrown nails and surgical solutions in Houston and the surrounding areas.
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