I had a soccer injury in 2019 that bent my toe backwards and it never healed correctly. I developed a large bunion on my right foot and it was painful in normal comfortable boots/shoes and especially ski boots. I had found Northwest Bunion Surgery through Google and waited on going through with the surgery until 2023. I just made things work until then and was always busy doing things I enjoyed, working, or just didn't want to deal with my toe and the downtime. As I write this now I am 2 months post operation and walking around just fine with a little puffy/swollen foot, it continues to get better each day, and most importantly my bunion is gone. My foot will never be the same as it was prior to injury but this is pretty good so far!
All the information on the Bunion Cure website helped me understand much of what I would be dealing with, so I didn't have much concerns nor questions on my visits. I finally decided to get it done and the office staff were all so friendly and welcoming! I called and got into my consultation appointment with x-rays, chance to ask questions, etc.. Following week I had the appointment for surgery and only did the local anesthesia which wasn't bad at all, felt funny with the surgery/tugging movements, pin getting put into foot, and distracted myself by talking to the nurses. There was a blind cover so you couldn't see what was happening but I would peak at the live x-ray machine once in awhile because I was curious. The operation only took about 45 mins and I was bandaged up and put into a walking shoe, where I could drive away back home with my right foot having surgery. A lot of independence with this surgery! For the first 4 weeks on a weekly basis you would go in for bandage changes, although I only went in for the 1st bandage change and did the rest at home by myself. Was able to shower with a plastic sock and rubber gasket that goes around leg. End of 2nd week pain wise was the worst for me and the pins/needles and feeling a lot of sensations in my foot. It was hard to concentrate, sleep, or get work done. That eventually subsided through the next week and the 4th week I was able to get the pin taken out of my foot and go back into normal shoe (make sure to loosen that shoe up, foot will swell up like a balloon).
Overall my down time was minimal, the visits and surgery were efficient, and the staff were all friendly and professional. I would do it again and highly recommend this team!