bunion surgery indications

At one point do you feel surgery for bunions is indicated?
I just had my right foot operated on which was more than well indicated for-it was causing pain, and also had arthritis and no range of motion; had the definite big toe drift under the second toe. I'm post-op right now, and pleased to have it done.
My left foot has a bunion too, which in fact, the bunion itself is a little bit worse than my now former one on the right. but no pain, no arthritis. same big toe drift. my dr and I agree to leave this alone unless it starts causing pain. I trust my dr 100%.
I'm just curious-do people ever have the surgery when there has been no pain yet? in other words, is a toe drift thing enough of an indication for some drs to feel it's indicated for surgery? mind you, I do not want to have another surgery and be grounded more! but I guess I wonder if inevitably my left foot will need surgical intervention too. I know orthotics will be looked into. I guess I hope I can avoid the left getting worse.

Posted By baje on December 17, 2003 at 23:05:02:

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