Podiatrist Dr. Ed Davis, a board certified podiatric surgeon with over 25 years of experience, with offices in San Antonio, Texas, states, "One should not seek surgical treatment for a mild bunion but it is better not to wait until the deformity is severe which may require a larger procedure that takes longer to heal. Bunion surgery is not a minor procedure so consider it for the right reason. The boney "bump" one sees that looks unsightly and is irritated by footgear can be accommodated by obtaining roomier shoes. Of course, there comes a time when it becomes difficult to find shoes that will fit comfortably and it is time to see the attention of a podiatric surgeon. Pain in the big toe joint itself is a reason for an exam since the misaligned big toe joint can become arthritic. Finally, a big toe that drifts toward the second toe is a reason to consider bunion surgery."
The vast majority of bunion surgeries can and should be avoided until all avenues of conservative treatment have been exhausted. Always conservative treatments first, drugs and medications second and surgery last and only as a last resort.
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