Do I have to have surgery for a Bunion?

Surgery is the only way to correct a bunion. This procedure is called a Bunionectomy and there multiple types of this surgery. It is important to know that the sooner we diagnose and treat a bunion the easier it is to correct. Correction of a bunion using the easier Z-bunionectomy enables you to return back to a normal athletic shoe in about 10 days. If the angle of the bunion progresses past a certain point, then a more aggressive type of procedure called a Lapidus Bunionectomy is required which entails a longer recovery time in a fiberglass cast. 
Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.