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AnonyMusty Fri 31-Jul-15 05:06:37

I've very rarely worn heels but they seem to be hereditary. I'm up at night with a hey bunions. When in bed, they hurt (sucky-inducing ache) if they touch the bed and it's hard for them not to as I have to sleep on my side. Now considering an op. for them but would love to know recovery time and long term success. Is it something that'd need to be repeated? I'm 43. I'm up feeling sick with it most Mornjngs from 4am. ankles and toes ache too but bunions worst.

FairyPenguin Fri 31-Jul-15 06:42:22

I haven't had the op but I also have bunions so have great sympathy for you. I rarely wear heels too but my grandma had huge bunions and so do my aunts so I think it is hereditary. My sister has perfect feet though.

confusedandemployed Fri 31-Jul-15 06:51:28

I haven't had the op yet, but I've seen a podiatrist and am awaiting specialist insoles for my shoes. Podiatrist hopes they will improve matters but if they don't, well I'll probably have to live with them til my 60s (I'm 42). That said, mine aren't too painful in themselves, but they do affect my other toes and the ball of my foot.
My advice: see a podiatrist!

AnonyMusty Fri 31-Jul-15 08:21:15

Thank you. Will ask podiatrist.
If anyone's had the op or knows recovery time (I need to be able to do school runs), that'd be great.

confusedandemployed Fri 31-Jul-15 08:29:08

I think recovery time is 6 weeks minimum and it is painful.

NanTheWiser Fri 31-Jul-15 10:07:11

Agree with 6 weeks, my friend had bunions, first one dealt with 10 years ago, second 2 years ago. You will need to rest foot for a couple of weeks, and not put weight on it. Recovery time is quite long, so you won't be able to do school runs for a while. Once op is done, it won't need to be repeated as they remove the bony growth causing it.

Almostfifty Fri 31-Jul-15 13:32:20

My sister had both done at the same time. There is a long waiting list, so you need to get referred quickly. Six weeks recovery, though the DVLA were happy for her to drive once she was able to brake.

The physios told her not to walk around, to sit as still as she could for six weeks, to keep the blood flow to her feet good.

She had hers done in her forties, and definitely felt that was a good time. We see friends who are now in their fifties and struggling with them more.

AnonyMusty Sat 01-Aug-15 11:01:07

Trying to figure out when I'll have 6 weeks off school run other than summer. Wouldn't esbt the children to be stuck at home

Jenninlw Tue 04-Aug-15 22:17:35

My podiatrist told me that mine were caused by the shape of the sole of my foot which caused over pronation which is basically my feet rolling inwards when I walk. If I got the operation they would most like return as the pronation would still happen. Best to find out the root cause of the problem. I can't get it done unless win a shed load of money so I can pay for someone to come and look after me and my babies while in off my feet!

AnonyMusty Thu 06-Aug-15 05:57:53

Exactly (reasons and childcare)!
Oops. I should've been wearing my orthotics more often.

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