FAQs About Bunion Surgery

How bunion surgery from your podiatrists in Pomona, and Tappan, NY, can relieve your bunion pain

Bunions can be debilitating and painful. If you’ve been advised you need bunion surgery, you probably have a few questions. Your podiatrist knows the answers.

Dr. Barry Schoenberg, and Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz at Palisades Podiatry provide a wide range of podiatry services, including bunion surgery. They have two convenient office locations in Pomona, and Tappan, NY, to help you.

These are just a few frequently asked questions about bunion surgery:

Why is bunion surgery performed?

Bunion surgery is advised because a bunion has grown large, severely painful, and there is a significant amount of bone involved. Large bunions often interfere with putting on shoes, walking, or standing.

What can I do to prepare for bunion surgery?

Before your surgery, you need to:

  • Not eat or drink anything after midnight
  • Thoroughly cleanse your feet the night before and the morning of the surgery
  • Bring someone with you who can drive you home after surgery

Do I have to stay in the hospital after surgery?

Most bunion surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with no hospital stay.

How is recovery after bunion surgery?

  • You may need crutches or a surgical shoe after surgery.
  • Avoid getting your feet wet for about 2 weeks, until after the sutures are removed.
  • To keep you flexible and help you recover, your podiatrist may recommend physical therapy.
  • 3 to 4 weeks after surgery, you may be able to begin wearing a wide athletic shoe.
  • 5 weeks after surgery, you should try to walk short distances and do some mild exercises to regain your mobility.

To learn more about how bunion surgery can relieve your bunion pain, call Dr. Barry Schoenberg, and Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz at Palisades Podiatry. You can reach them in the Pomona, NY, office by calling (845) 362-0100, or in Tappan, NY, at (845) 359-1200, so call now.

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