Bunions

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by teacher, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. teacher

    teacher New Member

    I don't know if this is the right board for this, but I'm gonna try anyway.

    Has anyone ever had a bunion removed or know someone who has?

    My doc is saying I should.

    My trusty shoe-fitter-salesman that has known me for over 30 years says no.

    I don't know WHAT to think!

    Thanks!
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    It was nothing but we are all different. My rule of thumb (or toe :) is that if something makes walking uncomfortable, fix it. I also had a hammer toe fixed and am glad I did that too.

    Love, Mikie
  3. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Member

    I suggest a podiatrist too or an orthopedic specialist . I would think that would be the way to go first unless you have already done that like Diane mentioned. Which doctor recommended the surgery, Definatly X-rays need to be done. Have you had them done already?

    Good luck to you. Hope your foot isn't too awfully painful for you.

    Bye for now.

    Hugz,
    Granni
  4. teacher

    teacher New Member

    Yes, it was a podiatrist. I have them in both feet but one is worse than the other.

    I do trust this doc. He's the one that fixed my sister's feet this past summer.

    I was looking to get it done this summer when I decided to go shoe shopping. I trust this man too. I've been buying shoes from him since I was 16 or 17.

    I have a hard to fit foot already (large size) and this man never fails to find something that fits AND looks cute. So, I asked and he groaned.

    Now, I don't know what to do! hee hee hee hee

    Since I was planning on a summer surgery, I guess I still have time to decide.

    I hope everyone's feet are doing fine.
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Both my foot surgeries as they were done under local anesthesia. It was fascinating, especially the hammer toe. They use tools, like drills very similar to the ones I use. He drilled three holes into the end of my toe so he could insert the rods which were later removed. I stubbed the toe and pushed one of the rods inside. Having it removed wasn't much fun. For a long time, my balance was affected but since I have next to no balance now, it's moot. I found out that, as we age, our ears lose some of their function so, not only do we lose our hearing, we lose our balance. Oh, getting old is fun--NOT!!!

    Love, Mikie