Bunions are painful and can lead to other problems with the smaller toes, or pain on the top of your mid-foot.
Modern Bunion Surgery has come a long way, and is much less painful than 20-30 years ago. Many people are put off bunion surgery by old stories of severe pain afterwards, but with modern local anaesthetic ankle blocks to complement the anaesthetic, and screw fixation of the realigned bones, most people have very little pain – with the occasional patient saying she had no pain.
Post-op the surgery typically requires bandaging for 6 weeks, but you can walk ‘flat-footed’ straight away in a surgical shoe. Both feet can usually be operated on together, if necessary. If your right foot is done, you should not drive for at least 6 weeks.