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Hi all, i really hope someone can help me on what seems like a really hard decision!!
I am 22 years old, I have had bunions for about 6 years and it has progressed in the last 3. My left one is definitely the worse but both bunions have shifted my big toe underneath the toe next to it...
I went to see a specialist and he said I was a good candidate for surgery on both feet, to be honest I was shocked he said I should have the surgery, I wasn't expecting it.
He said if I have it done before it progresses to the next stage I will have the bone shaved down and then the toe straightened and pins put in, I cannot remember what this surgery was called. He did say if I leave it too long they will have to do a more invasive surgery where they correct it from the bottom of the foot?
The thing that put me off is he said I have to have them done separately... is there a way to get it over and done with and have them done at the same time?
They only cause me pain after a night of wearing heels or a day of walking, so I know on this basis people suggest not having the surgery, but they have gotten so bad now I am worried to leave them to get worse... the angle between my big toe and the one next to it is 38 degrees in the bad one and 36 degrees on the other one, and I think he said the normal angle is 15! Any advice would be very appreciated and sorry if some things on my appointment don't make sense as it was 6 months ago and I can't remember it completely!!
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