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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. :wave:

I'm a 29 years old and have been researching getting a bunionectomy for a few years. While I wear high heels daily now, I do not think that my footwear contributed to their growth as I've had bunions since I was at least 11 or 12 years old on both feet. They've pretty much always been the same size/shape, and never hurt until recently. My left foot just looks bad, but my right foot now HURTS. :( The joint is stiff and sore, and the bunion is always red and inflamed.

I once saw a podiatrist a few years back to discuss the potential for a bunionectomy. He recommended that I wait until I feel some level of pain due to the severity of correcting the deformity through surgery. I agreed, largely in part to the inconvenience of the surgery and recovery time.

So that's my main question - what's the recovery like? I'm an attorney, and mainly work from my desk. I'm sure I can make arrangements so that other attorneys in the firm cover my court appearances and depositions so that I don't have to move around much and can work from home as much as possible. However, I also live on the third floor of my apartment building (without an elevator), so getting around is going to be troublesome.

In realize many of these questions can and will be answered by my selected podatrist, but I'm still interested in your personal experiences.

Specific questions:

~ How long are you completely immobile with your foot elevated?
~ How soon are you off crutches?
~ How soon can you drive? (VERY important!)
~ How soon are you weight bearing?
~ How soon before you're in normal shoes?
~ How long before you feel "normal" again?

Thanks in advance for your help!! :)
[QUOTE=legallyblonde2;3337727]Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. :wave:

I'm a 29 years old and have been researching getting a bunionectomy for a few years. While I wear high heels daily now, I do not think that my footwear contributed to their growth as I've had bunions since I was at least 11 or 12 years old on both feet. They've pretty much always been the same size/shape, and never hurt until recently. My left foot just looks bad, but my right foot now HURTS. :( The joint is stiff and sore, and the bunion is always red and inflamed.

I once saw a podiatrist a few years back to discuss the potential for a bunionectomy. He recommended that I wait until I feel some level of pain due to the severity of correcting the deformity through surgery. I agreed, largely in part to the inconvenience of the surgery and recovery time.

So that's my main question - what's the recovery like? I'm an attorney, and mainly work from my desk. I'm sure I can make arrangements so that other attorneys in the firm cover my court appearances and depositions so that I don't have to move around much and can work from home as much as possible. However, I also live on the third floor of my apartment building (without an elevator), so getting around is going to be troublesome.

In realize many of these questions can and will be answered by my selected podatrist, but I'm still interested in your personal experiences.

Specific questions:

~ How long are you completely immobile with your foot elevated?
~ How soon are you off crutches?
~ How soon can you drive? (VERY important!)
~ How soon are you weight bearing?
~ How soon before you're in normal shoes?
~ How long before you feel "normal" again?

Thanks in advance for your help!! :)[/QUOTE] its different for everyone. your shoes might be making it worse. most likely you will not need crutches. when you find out more from your dr then post and tell what he exactly plans to do.





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