Bunion surgery, also known as bunionectomy, is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct a bunion, which is a bony protrusion that develops on the joint at the base of the big toe. This surgery can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with bunions by realigning the bones in the foot to improve the alignment of the big toe.
Before the surgery, patients with bunions typically experience pain and discomfort in the affected area, as well as difficulty walking and difficulty fitting into shoes. The surgery can help to correct these symptoms by removing the bony protrusion and repositioning the bones in the foot to improve the alignment of the big toe.
After the surgery, patients typically experience some pain and discomfort during the recovery period, but this is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. Physical therapy may be recommended to help with the healing and rehabilitation process. Over time, the pain and discomfort associated with the bunion should decrease and walking and fitting into shoes should become easier.
It’s important to note that the surgery may not work for everyone and that the results may vary depending on the severity of the bunion and other factors such as the patients overall health condition. Your doctor will be the best person to evaluate if this surgery is a good option for you and to determine the potential outcomes of the surgery.