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hi, im 15 years old and I unfortunality inhearited a bunion.
I want a bunionectomy but I don’t know how long it takes to heal and I don’t know if I would ever be able to go back to cross country and hurdles and the running events I am in for my school team.
Also I am about to take drivers ed and I don’t know when I would be able to drive after having this sergery.
Please help me.

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    i had bunion surgery on may 29 2014 I have seen my podiatrist 1 week after surgery and he stated that I shouold start walk with the boot on short period a day and increase 1/2 hr every day. I am now experiancing numbness in my big toe and sweeling that becomes very painful. I thought when I went for consultation that 4 weeks was optimistic to start back to work I am confused please advise me on the proper rehabiltation on bunions surgery thank you


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    Your answers must come from your surgeon. There are many different bunion surgeries and the post op treatment can vary.Please discuss this with your doctor.

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    I would first x-ray your foot to see if the growth plates are closed. Then I would have a lengthy discussion with you and a parent(s) about the post op concerns from this type of surgery. I tell all my patients that foot surgery is inconvenient. After outlining all the important considerations, I tell the patients it is up to them to decide if the short term inconvenience is worth the long term benefit.You should ask your doctor these questions.


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