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I have had bunions for the longest time. I played volleyball in club and school for 5 years. The pain was on and off. I recently started track, but had to quit because the pain in my feet got worse. I went to the doctor expecting to be told that I needed surgery, but he said that he wouldn't recommend it. Instead he talked about orthopedic shoes that might reduce the pain, but it still wouldn't get rid of the bunions. I am not really worried about the recovery time because I'm not playing a sport right now and summer is coming up soon, but I'm still lost. He is worried about possible growth plates shifting or me growing more even though my other doctor said I was done growing. Also that they might come back in later years.
He said the decision was ultimately mine to decide. I can either get the surgery to remove them and hopefully prevent the from recurring again from orthopedic shoes... all of which would happen soon while I'm not planning to do any sports or major activities. Or, I could try out orthopedic shoes to help fix the pain without getting the bunions removed and they might not even work.
Is it a good idea to wait and try out the new shoes or just go straight to the surgery and get the shoes after?
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