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