bunion removal

I have very pronounced bunions on both feet and am beginning to look into surgery. I am 26 years old and wait tables for a living so I am on my feet all day; I am also very athletic and the bunions have begun to hinder my activity. I would greatly appreciate some general information before I start making appointments. For instance:

-Do i see a podiatrist or an orthopecic surgeon?
-Typically, how long will i have to stay off my feet after surgery?
-Is there any kind of ballpark financial figure or is it case specific?
-Once surgery and recovery are complete, will I be able to do all the things I do now or will my feet be messed up for the rest of my life?
-What happens if I don't get them removed?

I look forward to hearing your answers. Thank you very much, Samantha

Posted By Samantha Pollack on February 10, 2004 at 13:11:09:

Gently supports the ankle by providing controlled compression throughout the joint, while relieving pressure over the malleoli.

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