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Bunions are among the most common ailments afflicting approximately 2/3 of individuals in their adult life. Many avoid getting bunion surgery for fear of extended recovery times that could affect work or personal activity. However, advancements in medical care have greatly reduced the amount of recovery time necessary with many people being mobile within just a few weeks.
Caused by the misalignment of bones in the foot, a bunion is a bump at the base of the big toe. Bunions can become inflamed and increasingly painful, especially in conjunction with poorly fitting, tight or uncomfortable footwear. Eventually, bunions affect the ability to walk properly and make daily activities difficult.
Bunion surgery recovery used to impede daily activity for long durations, often resulting in avoidance of the procedure. However, current methods can help individuals fully recover from bunion surgery within 6 weeks. Many can even walk on their own shortly after surgery by wearing a surgical shoe or walking boot.
Some will still shy away from bunion surgery for a variety of reasons, including recovery times. These individuals can still find help from bunion aids which provide protection and correction for bunions comfortably. Those who do opt for corrective surgery will find rapid recovery times and reduced chances of recurrence.