This is a surgical technique where the operation is performed through very small incisions, only a few millimetres long. This is in contrast to traditional surgery performed through large cuts on the foot.
A bunion can develop in childhood, adolescence but more commonly in adulthood. Bunions always get bigger but the process usually takes years. So, once you have a bunion, is it safe to leave? What are the consequences if left to progress? Will it be harder to fix in the future? Will recovery after surgery be longer? These are the common questions I get asked in clinic when patients seek my help with their painful feet.
Now the sun is out, days are longer and the holiday season is here again. Are you perusing some new summer shoes? Will it be sandals, flip-flops, espadrilles, pretty heels or wedges this summer? Or is wearing an open shoe less of a treat and more of an uncomfortable experience? As well as looking unsightly, bunions can also very painful, particularly when the footwear presses on the bunion, like the strap of a sandal.