What Is A Bunion?

Bunions are a painful condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. The big toe begins pushing outward against the bone directly behind it, and over time this action results in a bunion – a painful bump that forms on the joint of the toe. Bunions before bunion surgeryBunions before bunion surgery

Bunions can be life-limiting because our entire weight is shifted to the bunion every time we take a step. Walking can be painful, but the bump can also rub up against footwear and form calluses. Not all are painful, but they are permanent unless patients have surgery to fix it.

Causes Of Bunions

Bunions can start fairly early on in our adult life, and the situation worsens because our feet spread over the years. There are many reasons a bunion can develop. Arthritis and foot injuries can bring about the conditions for a bunion to form, or they could run in the family because of a genetic disposition to weak foot structure.

Experts consider tight formal shoes and high-heels to be responsible for bunions occurring more often in women’s feet than men’s. There is no proof that this is true.

Unfortunately, many people believe that once bunions develop they are there to stay, and they will have to endure the painful condition for the rest of their lives.

This belief usually comes from anecdotal stories the person may have read on the internet. Sometimes well-meaning relatives and friends misinform them about the reality of the situation. A lot of bunion sufferers have tried to find relief through complex surgical procedures. When the process doesn’t produce the desired results, they assume nothing will work. Then they don’t pursue the matter further.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The fact is, there is relief from the pain of bunions available, and it doesn’t involve invasive or major surgery. Minimally invasive bunion surgery can over a couple of months dramatically transform a foot and make walking painless again.

A patient’s belief that there is an effective cure for bunions can be sorely tested. Especially following a failed bunion surgery. Surgery can be quite a terrifying and painful ordeal, so this is a perfectly natural reaction. The staff at Northwest Surgery Center know that “sometimes, it takes a leap of faith to have additional foot surgery.”

Before and After Bunion Surgeries

To help convince people about the effectiveness of their procedure they have displayed a few bunion surgeries. They are before and after images on their Facebook page. The photos show results that are nothing short of astounding. It’s no surprise that a few people have said that they look like photos of different feet.

Bunion before surgeryBunion after surgery

However, if you look carefully, you can easily spot markings and scars on the feet. This shows that each of the bunion treatments was a fantastic success.

Huge Bunion before surgeryHuge bunion removed after surgery

Huge bunion removed after surgery

Are you suffering from the pain of bunions? If so you should check out alternative sources of treatment, especially if you have tried surgery with poor results. You owe it to yourself and your feet.