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 yourself some bunion correctors. But do bunion correctors work?
Do Bunion Correctors Work?
No. Bunion correctors do not correct bunions. Here’s why:
- Bunion correctors only address the symptoms of bunions. They do not address the causes.
- Bunion correctors make it look like you’re correcting your bunion because you’re forcing the big toe back to where it should be naturally, but this won’t effect the reason your bunion has formed.
The causes of bunions are inside your foot. Bunions form because ligaments, tendons and muscles have lost their delicate balance. The only way to re-establish that balance is by re-positioning those ligaments, tendons and muscles, then re-aligning the big toe joint.
Companies who sell bunion correctors 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. Don’t believe them.
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