Bunions are embarrassing, painful and debilitating. You want to play with the grandkids, go out with friends, enjoy a walk, but the pain is too much. You want to go to a friend’s house, but they will ask you to take your shoes off, so forget it.
What’s worse, some people have to be on their feet all day for work.
You’re tired of suffering, tired of the pain. You need a quick fix right now, so you search Amazon and overnight some bunion correctors.
Why Bunion Correctors Don’t Work
I state that as a fact because a bunion corrector is supposed to correct your bunion. In most cases however, all it does is slow the progression or “growth” of the bunion. If you’re lucky, it might temporarily alleviate some pain.
Companies who sell bunion splints will tell you how effective they are. They’ll claim that if it doesn’t work as described, you must not be using it right.
Correctors attempt to address soft tissue issues related to bunions, but bunions are caused by problems with ligaments and joints.
The only permanent way to fix a bunion and remove the pain is with foot surgery.
There are 2 types of bunion surgery. Conventional and Minimally Invasive
Conventional Bunion Surgery
- Often described as one of the most painful surgeries
- Primary recovery is 6 to 8 weeks
- Secondary recovery is 4 to 8 months
- Wear a boot or cast for at least 2 weeks
- Don’t get your stitches wet for at least 2 weeks
- Stay off your feet and ice it for at least 2 weeks
- No driving for up to two weeks
- Feet might remain swollen for several months
Minimimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
- WALK out of the operation
- Drive home
- Resume your daily life immediately without interruption
- No screws, plates or wires
- Local anesthetic