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15 Oct 2009

I' ve searched the archives and was surprised when I didn' t find any posts on Bunions, maybe I miss-looked..

I have bunions on both my feet, not only are they painful at times, but they look terrible. I' ve had them since I was about 8 years old. I wanted to go for surgery when I was younger, but was told by the doctor I had to wait until I was 18. I' m 24 now and still haven' t gone, firstly because it is apparently a very painful procedure and secondly I couldn' t afford to take 6 weeks off work..

As a young woman, I can' t wear pretty shoes, as they are too uncomfortable. I can' t even wear flops, because it shows how ugly these bunions are! It is such a mission to find any shoes!

Now I' m getting married in April ' 10 and I' m seriously considering the operation.

My questions are:
1. if I do go for the op, how long will it take for the scars to heal?
2. will I be able to wear short heels on my wedding day?
3. how long will I be out of action if I do both feet at once?

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Foot expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Anel
Bunion surgery would be done by an orthopaedic surgeon, not a podiatrist. I'm afraid i can't give you accurate answers to your questions.

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