... I saw my Doctor in September 2010 and had my fist visit with surgeon at the beginning of December and surgery was schedued for January 2011 and when I was 3 months post surgery we discussed doing the other. ... (18 replies)
... Did the Govt covered your surgery for both foot? ... (18 replies)
... out of pocket, but my insurance covered the rest. What do you mean by "medical"? ... (2 replies)
... I went to a foot and ankle specialist in my insurance network and they took care of everything. ... (2 replies)
... It all depends on how bad your bunion is. ... (1 replies)
... I just had my screw removed from my foot 2 years after my bunion surgery. I was still experiencing some swelling and mild pain which may or may not have been caused by the screw. ... (4 replies)
... I've inherited my mother's bunions, and I've known for a long time that one day I would need to have the surgery. In the last few years the bunion on my left foot has gotten much worse. ... (9 replies)
... I was wondering the same thing myself. I had Bunion surgery in August. I have have insurance but still had to pay what was not covered. ... (6 replies)
I have no idea, my insurance covered every penny :) (5 replies)
... I just had bunion surgery on my right foot on July 24, 2003. I am so happy that I decided to have the surgery!! ... (18 replies)
... t would be better to have before but the way I've been looking at it I won't be very mobile the 1st week or 2 anyways so it can wait and be ordered the day after surgery and I should still have it by the 1st part of the following week. ... (11 replies)
... I had bunions removed Nov-Dec 2011 and my feet are doing well. I have been advised that part of my doctor's process is to purchase orthotics ($600/pair ... not covered by my insurance). My physical therapist indicates my feet would do fine with some quality over-the-counter orthotics.
I do trust the PT and I don't trust the MD (long story).
I am currently using... (1 replies)
... per foot. Here in Toronto it is not covered by OHIP or private insurance. I paid it all on my own upfront. ... (4 replies)
... Never, I say never use a podiatrist. I am covered by VA insurance but for a toe issue they only allow you a podiatrist, hence out of my pocket for a Ortho (19 replies)
... Hi Friendlee.. my recovery was 2 weeks off of work (I have a desk job) and another 1-2 weeks on crutches. After that it was a process of recovery, physical therapy.. about 3 months before I was walking "normally". I've had a difficult recovery though. My toe did NOT want to bend normally until about 9 months out no matter what I did. I also had a lot of scar tissue and had... (11 replies)
... not need a referral for a Podiatrist so I just made an appointment in December I think and went to see him. He recommended I get a second opinion even though my insurance didn't mandate it. After getting a second opinion, both Podiatrists thought I was ready and in need of surgery, so I scheduled my surgery for a few months out. ... (11 replies)
... Most insurance companies cover the cost of bunion surgery. If you have health insurance, give them a call and ask if it is covered under your plan. ... (4 replies)
... and given two options. One, get orthodics which may or may not work, are expensive, and were not covered by my insurance. Two, opt for surgery which also may or may not work, is expensive but covered at least in part but he didn't think that the best option. ... (9 replies)
... it to get used to but really helped my feet and my hammertoes. A while later I went to a podiatrist and had my right foot operated on by a podiatrist. I had my bunion and tailors bunion and two toes had pins to lengthen the tendons. This was an unsuccessful surgery in my opinion . I lost range of motion in my big toe. ... (5 replies)
If you decide to have the surgery, there are things you can do ahead of time to ease your recovery. I am staying with my Dad and stepMomma, so am thankfully not alone, but I dislike asking for help!
I've been a caregiver for years, and worked for a home health agency for 5 as a nurse aide. Check with your insurance company, Medicaid/Medicare, local Department... (16 replies)