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!

  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.

  4. freida

    freida Active Member

    Many years ago, I had it done,
    and my particular result,
    was pretty bad.

    I did have to have some bones moved/removed in my foot, but the bunion part and overall, left me with problems so it is still difficult to walk on or put into shoes.

    I personally would avoid surgeries,
    and the opinions of surgeons,
    who usually recommend surgery,
    unless absolutely necessary.

    Maybe yours is less complex than mine was,
    and maybe you'd have a better repair job done,
    and more simply,
    so it MIGHT be worth it, in your case.

    In mine, it turned out badly.
    My foot is still deformed and painful,
    just a different shape than it was.

    It should be re-done,
    but surgery is not an option for me now.

    Good luck making whatever is the right decision for you!

  5. 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.
  6. freida

    freida Active Member

    the more I'v e thought about this,

    I was thinking that they surely must have surgeons who are MUCH better at this now,

    than they did when I had mine done.

    And IF you decide to do it,
    I was going to suggest choosing a time that is best for you,
    and a surgeon who is good,
    both of which you already have done. ;)

    I also thought that it might be better to have it done when you are younger than you will be when you get older. LOL
    Really, though. :)

    That is all, IFFFF you decide to do it at all.

    If it is really giving you significant pain, then you need to weigh it all carefully,

    your dr, your shoe specialist, our ideas,
    and more importantly, your ideas, and your sister's. :)

    Good luck with this, and nice to see you again.

    Leah Freida
  7. 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
  8. freida

    freida Active Member

    Local anesthesia would be much better,
    with less bad effects on our entire body,
    if that is an option, I would think!

    NOT how I had mine, and probably couldn't have, since I did have other bone irregularities (and now have different ones, but still have irregularities, post-surgery) in my lovely feet. LOL

    Yes, getting older, and not having more fun,

    but I am getting a bit wiser, I hope! :)

    Leah Freida