Why Celebrities Avoid Bunion Surgery

There’s so much celebrity worship these days, it’s easy to forget that movie stars and other celebrities are just people like the rest of us.  What better way to celebrate a Celebrity’s Humanity than to highlight their bunions and explore why some choose just to live with the pain.

Meghan Markle has bunions

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If you have bunions, you know how painful they can be and if work requires you to be on your feet all day, you’re out of luck.  You’re forced to deal with it by minimizing the pain, wearing uncomfortable shoes, experimenting with all the different bunion correctors and suffering thru the pain, all day, every day.

Many people live paycheck to paycheck.  If this is the case, bunion surgery is an extra expense that’s simply not doable.  Even though getting the surgery is highly desirable, it is not absolutely necessary and therefore doesn’t fit into the tight budget.

But what about people who have the time and money?  How do they approach their bunion problem? One might think that if nothing were stopping them, they would just go have the surgery done.  Not so. In fact, most celebrities avoid bunion surgery as long as possible. Like the masses, they suffer thru the pain, embarrassment, and debilitation of bunions, instead of opting for surgery.


The Who’s Who of Bunion Sufferers

Julio Jones Bunion Surgery

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Let’s start with the NFL, where a painful foot condition can cost your career and millions of dollars.  NFL Superstars have free access to the most advanced medical procedures and frontline research that mankind has to offer. And yet for a bunion, they still suffer excruciating, brutal surgery with 5-6 months of recovery time.  What an unnecessary tragedy!

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the NFL’s most elite receivers.  His performance is responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue gained and lost.

In 2016, he did the smart thing and nipped his bunion in the bud.  That’s a courageous decision for someone who relies on his feet to make millions of dollars just to play his favorite game.

But he went thru with it and everything went smoothly.  Including his management of the pain and the typical 6 months, it took for this elite athlete to fully recover.  Is this really the best solution available for bunions? Not anymore.

Victoria Beckham had bunion surgery

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Victoria Beckham suffered so intensely, she too chose to undergo the painful surgery that takes half a year to recover.  The British businesswoman, actress, model, singer, and fashion designer is famous for her designer footwear. She recently posted pictures of her post-surgery boot casts and crutches.

Is there a connection between women’s stylish footwear and bunions?  Are the movie studios and producers responsible for actress’ bunions because the contract required a certain type of shoe?  Not likely, as a definitive connection between bunions and footwear has not been proven. Victoria Beckham and women worldwide will be relieved.

What is certain, however, is that bunions can be hereditary.  This particular foot deformity is in the genes.

Celebrities and Their BunionsEven with Brad Pitt and George Clooney as co-stars, the actress Tilda Swinton has Bunions.  After a walk on the red carpet in high-heels, she often comes back down to earth in the comfort of flat, open sandals.

`Surely someone as naturally glamorous as Naomi Campbell is immune from the common foot deformity.  Wrong. Yes, it’s true. This supermodel has bunions and chooses to wear sandals instead of undergoing conventional surgery.

Want more A-Listers who suffer like the rest of us even though relief is available?  How about Uma Thurman, Katie Holmes, Oprah Winfrey. The list goes on and on.

Naomi_Campbell_has_bunionsWe wanted to save the best for last.  Let’s look at Royalty.

Yes, even Kate Middleton the Dutchess of Cambridge has them.  But she’s not alone. The Dutchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has bunions too.   These girls are Royalty, and still, they’re not scheduling conventional bunion surgery any time soon.

Everyone Avoids Bunion Surgery, Right?

Why do people with infinite time, money, and resources at their disposal suffer from painful, unsightly, obvious bunions?

As a celebrity, your appearance has a direct effect on your worth and value to your industry.  Surely people’s vanity alone would push them to get rid of their bunions, not to mention the incentive to get rid of the pain.Are you hiding painful bunions?

If you could stop the pain and embarrassment your feet cause, would you do it?  If you had the time and money, why wouldn’t you?

The only logical reason someone would say no to a surgery is that the pain of the procedure is greater than the pain of the bunion and the person’s vanity combined!

Wait.  We’ve all been told that women are willing to suffer pain and discomfort. Beauty aside, try stacking on a job that has you on your feet all day. Ouch! When chronic pain, vanity, and your career are all working together in favor of surgery and you STILL avoid it, that’s got to be one horrible surgery!

Even when conventional bunion surgery is fully accessible to people, they still choose not to face it because it is known to be very painful and comes with a six month recovery time. It’s not practical for anyone, …except maybe Julio Jones during the off-season.

We can imagine the thought process, “I can’t walk in shoes because of the pain, but it’s LA.  I’ll wear sandals and just expose my deformed feet. If I don’t look at them, maybe no one will notice.  Or, I can wear a floor-length dress. Producers and casting directors never look at feet…right?” Avoiding surgery might be costing some celebrities more than they realize.

Conventional Bunion Surgery Is Not Pretty

Bunion surgery is known for being brutal.  It is painful, and with a six month recovery time, it is extraordinarily inconvenient, not to mention the unsightly scars left behind. In conventional bunion surgery, surgeons expose the bones of your big toe and joint, cut away parts of the different joint bones then install plates and screws to hold the big toe in place while the bones re-fuse in the proper position.

The mere invasiveness of the procedure is enough to steer anyone away, fleeing in a desperate search for an alternative.

But, this is the modern age, surely it’s not that bad anymore, right? Modern Medicine can cure all kinds of things that people would deem amazing.  We can transplant every major bodily organ, often more than one at a time. Surely something so simple as a common bunion wouldn’t be that much of a challenge.  There HAS to be a better way.  Spoiler alert: There is!

If you had the time and money, would you have bunion surgery?

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

So is there an alternative to the horror of conventional bunion surgery? Yes! There is a far better procedure that does exist and people are raving about it!

We hope these celebrities learn about this virtually painless, laser-like option.  Minimally invasive bunion surgery is the perfect solution to remove their bunions and have them walking painlessly on the red carpet in a matter of days!

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