Re: Juvenile bunion surgery

Since I do not have all the facts available, I can only respond in generalities. The purpose of surgery is to relieve pain and restoree funtion. Unfortunately, foot surgery is very inconvenient. People think "What's the big deal it's only the foot..." This is the only part of hte body that gets cut on and people expect towalk on it right away. As far as skates being inforgiving, I completely agree. Even after surgery, there will be a period of peolonged swelling which is normal and expected. Skates will be uncomfortable.

As far as my experience with athletes- I try to treat them conservatively and put off surgery for their "off season" if at all possible. But I do not ever promise a quick fix.

Since you will be discussing thois further with your doctor, write down all your questions and make sure they are addressed so you can make a decision based on sufficient information.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 18, 2004 at 20:34:19:

In Reply to: Re: Juvenile bunion surgery posted by Terrie on April 18, 2004 at 18:15:04:

Worn daily for a few minutes to several hours, the night splint, over time has been clinically proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis and other overuse injuries of the lower leg.

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