When to Consider Bunion Surgery

Bunions are kind of like pumpkins you find at nearby Dewberry Farm – they just keep getting bigger until someone comes along and takes them away! Unfortunately, unlike picking a pumpkin from its patch, doing away with a bothersome bony bump is not-so-fun and a lot trickier. That’s why we try conservative treatments for bunions first to manage symptoms and slow progression. However, there are times when these methods are just not enough to ease bunion pain which can interfere with activities you enjoy­ -- like those found at Dewberry Farm!

If stretches, toe splints, orthotics and a switch in footwear have all been unsuccessful in bringing you relief, it may be time to consider bunion surgery. Believe it or not, there are many different procedures that can be performed, depending on the severity of the condition, as well as the lifestyle of the patient.

From shaving away excess bone and realigning muscles, ligaments, and tendons to cutting away the bone and using pins and screws to keep your toe in proper position, bunionectomy procedures vary and we will need to discuss your goals in order to determine which is best for you. We will go over what to expect of both the procedure and its recovery so that you can make an informed decision, and we will provide all the information you want to answer any questions and calm any concerns.

Is it time you considered bunion surgery? If your bulging big toe joint is keeping you from fall festivities, it very well may be! Call us to discuss the possibilities by dialing (713) 467-8886 to reach our Houston, TX office. We’ll be happy to go over your options and determine if surgery for your bunion is right for you.

Categories: Bunions