People who answer yes to the above questions may be good candidates for bunion surgery. Talk to your podiatrist for more information. Remember, bunion surgery is a surgery undertaken to reduce foot pain. If you are hoping to have the surgery so that you can fit into your high heels again, then the surgery is not for you. Ill-fitting shoes are largely what got you into this situation in the first place! After the surgery the patients could weigh the limbs down. On 10 day after the operation they started feet exercises. On 14 day patients could wear flat footwear. In addition, the toe specer was used for 8 weeks. What happened in my case is that because it was left out of alignment, the toe bone hits the first metatarsal when it tries to bend back. The metatarsal side closer to the toe was raised as a result of the metatarsal center cut area where it meets healed too low. it's a rotational issue. I can feel it hit once I cleared away all of the scar tissue, its bone/bone. The side of my foot hurt also. One needs to be conscious of the four critical areas during the bunion surgery recovery time – these are medication, regular dressings, weight management, protective foot wear and proper exercise. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to chronic pain at the base of the big toe. Usually the symptoms can be diagnosed by radiographs (x-ray films) of foot. Radiographs aid in screening the intricate sections of the joints to determine if there are any underlying conditions like gout or arthritis that could be tangible bunion causes. Surgery (includes a process called bunionectomy) is done to get rid of bunions. Most procedures include removing the swollen tissue around the toe and correcting the alignment of the bone by removing the misaligned section of the protruding bone. The procedure is completed by joining the bones of the affected joint. Since HV deformity occurs primarily in shod populations, affecting women in particular, poor footwear has frequently been cited as a cause. The fact that some women wear footwear that compresses their toes significantly without detrimental effects, while some men suffer from marked HV deformity despite the use of sensible footwear, leads many to think that footwear probably exacerbates underlying bony or mechanical abnormalities rather than acting as a primary factor. Several surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of hallux valgus and lesser toe deformities. 1-4 However, lack of agreement exists regarding which technique is the most efficacious. To me there is such a myth out there on this procedure. From my experience anyone who I told I was having this surgery their eyes lite up and they said "OH I heard that's PAINFUL or I'd hear "I'd NEVER have that done". I just think people think this is worse than what it is. I do find it painful to sit around all day and not do any activities! But again for anyone new reading this don't let others opinions scare you and know yes you might feel lots of pain in the beginning or you may be pleasantly surprised and find you barely have pain. To be able to cope with all variants of hallux valgus, the surgeon needs a command of around four procedures. The basic distinction is between operations that restore the normal anatomy of the forefoot, and thus come into question particularly in younger patients, and interventions where the joint is sacrificed (resected or fused), which are considered especially in older patients and in the case of osteoarthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint ( 12 , 38 , 39 ). Figure 3 provides an overview of the classification of hallux valgus and the commonest surgical procedures. These will be described in detail in the following. First, Framingham, MA, is rather famous for where the Framingham Heart Study is going on. That is a long-term heart study that has followed, with extensive surveys and records, three generations of the people of that town. It turns out that there is also a Framingham Foot Study. So what the scientists were able to do was also look at the incidence of hallux valgus. They looked for a family history of bunions (and some other foot disorders). Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot disorders, affecting approximately 23% of people aged 18 to 65 years and 36% of those aged over 65 years. If no attention is paid to a bunion, the condition may worsen gradually. It is best to reduce the pain by wearing soft comfortable shoes with quality cushioning. Also shoes with special toe pads that straighten the big toe may be beneficial. So the best prevention of bunions is not to strain the big toe too much, in other words, by not wearing high-heeled shoes for long periods of time, or any other tight-fitting shoes for both men and women. Profession help should be sought if you've developed a bunion which is constantly and extremely painful and the feet becomes deformed.