The questions that arise before bunion surgery are numerous. Here are some of the most common and their answers.
1. How long is the recovery following bunion surgery?
The recovery really depends on the procedure that is performed. Some bunion surgeries you can walk on immediately and some require a cast. The great news about our bunion surgeries is that none of them require any period of non-weight bearing. We use the latest technology to minimize down time.
2. Will my bunion come back?
The most important part of bunion surgery is proper procedure selection. There are many different types of bunion surgery so it is important to choose a podiatrist that treats a lot of bunions. We have treated thousands of bunions and always have two doctors present for your operation.
3. When can I get back to activities or running?
Again, this depends on the bunion procedure you required in order to fix the pathology. Some can resume activities in a few weeks and some it is a few months. It is very important to follow the post-operative instructions for the best results.
4. What is the post-operative course like?
We have taken years to develop our post-operative course to maximize the best possible outcomes for our patients. We start early, aggressive range of motion exercises and physical therapy. We see our patients get back to pre-surgical activity levels sooner and with less pain and swelling. We provide a list of supplements andactivities to our patients to improve healing times and range of motion.
In closing, the best advice I can give you is to see a podiatrist that preforms a lot of bunion surgeries. At Issaquah Foot & Ankle, we have the most advanced treatment protocols available for bunions. We have an onsite surgery center that can save both time and money. If you would like a second opinion or a first opinion we would love to help you. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or contact us online to make an appointment today.