Bunion foot surgery

A bunion foot surgery is performed to treat bunions found in the foot. The bunions are deformities in the big toe of the foot. The big toe is turned inward because of an in growth of the bone.


Bunions are hereditary in nature. More women are affected by bunions than men. Bunions cause a lot of pain in some patients, which is when they look for some foot surgery to clear the bunions.

Some patients avoid a foot surgery to treat bunions by wearing a proper shoe. Once the pain starts the person goes for a foot surgery.

The bunion foot surgery done by a podiatrist can be done in his office or a clinic. It is also done in hospitals as outpatient. The patient can walk after a foot surgery for bunions.

Splints and walking shoes are used before a bunion foot surgery. If the patient wears shoes that are too tight in the toe box region, this would increase the pain caused by the bunions.

Many surgical procedures are available for a bunion foot surgery. The bunion surgery can be complex depending on the severity. Six to eight weeks of recovery time is necessary for recovering from such a foot surgery.

The cost incurred on a bunion foot surgery can be covered through the insurance plan you have taken. Most of the health insurance plans cover a bunion foot surgery.

It is better to check with your insurer before going for a bunion foot surgery so that you need not spend the money from out of your pocket.

Such a foot surgery is not an essential one and it is up to the patient to go for a bunion foot surgery. Public and private insurers mostly cover the bunion foot surgery.

Discuss with your doctor whether a surgery like that is an essential one for you, since some of the bunions are treated with just proper shoes for wearing and they are left alone until you get some pain out of the bunions.

Although laser surgeries are available for surgeries that involve soft tissues, warts, and nails, a laser surgery is not suitable for treating bunions.

Anti-inflammatory therapy, physical therapy, and injection therapies are considered before going for a bunion foot surgery. X-rays and MRI scans are taken and diagnosis is done based on these scans before the actual bunion foot surgery.

Anesthesia is given to the patient before performing a bunion foot surgery so that the patient may not feel the pain caused by the surgery. Pain killers are also given after the surgery to reduce the pain after the operation.


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