Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: British Columbia
Interest: Hiking , Fishing ,Camping and a whole lot more !
I thought I may have posted this before but my search did not end up with any results,so here we go ÖÖ. I have a bunion on my left foot big toe . It is at the point where Iím eligible for surgery free of cost ,Thank You Canada ! The bunion is the result of very flat feet and passed down through genetics apparently . The bone is buldging out to the right side of the left foot and the end of the toe has moved next to the first toe to the left. I have used custom orthotics in my footwear but itís still getting worse.
But as a very active person and hiker Iím concerned about the surgery . I have talked to the surgeon by phone (Covid Protocol ) and with photos and X-rays sent to him he is wanting to do a big toe fusion . I take it this is where the fuse the joint with a metal plate and screws as I have seen on the Internet .
I will be meeting with the orthopaedic surgeon in person in a month or so to go over the surgery .
Have any of you had this particular Bunion Surgery ? If so how long ago did you have the surgery ? How has the surgery worked out for you ? iIs your current activity level now back up to where it was before you had a bunion ?
Sorry for the questions but I donít want to have the surgery and not be able to be active without pain once the recovery is complete !
Hoping for detailed replies !
Thanks So Much !