When To Call A Professional
Contact a health care professional if you have persistent pain, a visible bump along the first toe, difficulty moving your toe or foot, or difficulty finding shoes that fit properly because of pain or because the first toe has changed shape.
For people with mild symptoms and a small bunion, the outlook is excellent. For people who have a bunion removed surgically, the prognosis is also excellent for long-term relief from discomfort and deformity, although after surgery full recovery can take two months or more.
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society 2517 Eastlake Ave. E Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: (206) 223-1120 Fax: (206) 223-1178 http://www.footdocs.org/