Bartlett Bunion Treatment & Surgery

What Is A Bunion?

A bunion is a common deformity of the big toe.

They form at the base of your big toe. When the bone and tissue move, it forms a large, unsightly bump. That bump is called hallux valgus.

As the joint moves toward the outside of the foot, the big toe moves towards the other toes. This can cause a tremendous amount of pain when pressure is placed in the area.

Even simple activities like walking can become painful. This can make everyday living difficult.

It’s not known exactly what causes bunions. Most leading research points to genetics and repetitive stress over a long period of time.

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If you have a bunion, you’re not alone. Over 23% of 18- to 65-year olds have bunions. For those over 65, 36% have bunions. Some bunions are so painful that they disrupt a person’s quality of life and require surgery.

How can you be sure the recovery process is smooth? Contact the doctors at Bartlett Foot Center to schedule an appointment with our Bartlett Podiatrist today.

What to Expect During Bunion Surgery Recovery

There are a few variables as to what to expect from bunion surgery recovery. The recovery time and process will vary from person to person. It depends on the severity of the bunion and the type of surgery you have to correct it.

How Long Is the Recovery Process?

It depends. When you have bunion recovery surgery, your doctor essentially moves the bone and tissues of your big toe joint back into place. The time to heal can vary from six months to up to a year. It all depends on your age and your current health status, among other factors.

Check with your doctor for your specific situation.

Is Bunion Surgery Recovery Painful?

There can be some pain during bunion surgery recovery. Since the bunion treatment surgery involves moving bone and tissue back into place, nerves in the foot may temporarily be aggravated. The pain does subside after surgery, but it does need to be managed. That’s why it’s important to choose a surgeon that will be there with you every step of the way.

How Long Until I Can Exercise Again?

In most moderate to mild cases, you can start walking in a specialized shoe right after surgery. In more severe cases, expect to be in a cast and on crutches for several weeks post-surgery.

The general recovery period is between six and eight weeks. Then you can begin light mobility exercises, as long as the pain has subsided.

Compassionate Bunion Care

When you have a bunion, it can be a major disruption in your life. Having surgery requires a great support system to help you recover quickly. The doctors at Bartlett Foot Center have been providing complete and compassionate foot treatment for over ten years.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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What our customers have to say

Dan McCarthy
Dan McCarthy
Dr. Sack evaluated my son’s ankle and was incredibly thorough and detailed in his analysis. He also provided a clear and concise explanation of my son’s injury and what a potential treatment plan would entail. I would highly recommend Bartlett Ankle and Foot Center and Dr. Sack.
Scott Kinnaman
Scott Kinnaman
Dr. Dunn is great. Receptionist is always helpful with questions/insurance and scheduling appointments
Terry Dane
Terry Dane
Dr. BRIAN DUNN. Not only is he an expert in Podiatry, but he is very personable. cares
Jennifer Reale
Jennifer Reale
Dr. Sack and Dr. Dunn are the only podiatrists I trust my feet with. Dr. Sack has seen me through many injuries and two surgeries now. He always listens to my concerns, and exhausts every option before we head down the surgical route. I love how responsive he is to his patients. I know if I ever have a question, he'll get back to me promptly. If you have problems with your feet, I highly recommend this practice! You won't be disappointed!
Keith Engstrom
Keith Engstrom
I have been seeing Dr Dunn for years and he is great. A+++++ all around.
Why knew that "quarantine foot" was a thing? Just putting gym shoes back on around the house has helped a ton with my foot pain. Dr. Dunn is the best!
Janan Jarosinski
Janan Jarosinski
Very professional , excellent staff with all the right answers!! Dr. Sack ,after initial meeting , not only immediately came to a conclusion on my foot ailment , but quickly came up with a surgical solution to help and cure my problem . By following his post operative recovery time and job related therapy "STRICTLY!!" , I was able to return to work in construction successfully ! I would have no problem recommending Dr. Sack and his helpful staff to anyone with foot problems - Steve