Some foot surgeons have been upset with Dr. Oz for his misrepresentation of bunion surgery as "The Surgery You Should Say No To" because he is making this claim based the poor experience of a single person.
I will undergo what is affectionately called a bunionectomy on my right foot. No mobility for five days and no weight bearing on my foot for six weeks. Oh, and for a little added fun and drama, I will have a spiffy cast up to the knee. Are we having fun yet?
Operating on the bunions in children is different than adults. Not only are the bones smaller, but the growth plates need to be considered. If your child has bunions, it's best to start the nonoperative measures as early as possible to lessen the need for bunion surgery as a child
If you are looking for the most modern techniques in bunion surgery, laser is not currently the best option. What is encouraging is that bunion surgery has changed dramatically in the past few years as surgeons are more focused on both the aesthetic and functional result.
The foot is art and science in motion. It's the main reason you may want multiple opinions and to seriously consider alternatives to foot surgery. Once you tinker with a masterpiece, it is never the same.
As a surgeon who performs bunionplasty surgery to help women return to high heels and pointy-toed shoes, I can only encourage women to consider exercise programs that are aimed at strengthening the feet and legs.
I see many high heel-created foot problems that go on to surgery. Bunionplasty from high heels are common. I can tell you that getting your feet strong is the first step at putting off or preventing a high heel foot makeover.
When considering bunionplasty, it is important to not only consider how the foot will look but also how it will function. Take the time to learn about the methods available to fix your bunion, and you will be that much better off.
Some women consider the foot tattoo the ultimate shoe accessory as they continue their hunt for the perfect shoe. Many say they are just plain sexy. Others regret them and want them removed. Wacky and bad taste tats also find their way onto the foot.
Don't kid yourself: Aging is a bitch who, in the end, wins -- no matter how hard you fight back. Think about it: Have you ever seen a 75-year-old woman with a facelift who didn't look like a 75-year-old woman with a facelift?
Since my kids will likely want to surprise me (beyond remembering the whipped cream cheese and lox), I do want to pre-empt a few things that probably shouldn't be on anyone's Mother's Day gift list anyway.
While most of my high school classmates cruised the halls in Birkenstocks, I wore black trousers, pretty blouses and dressy heels -- every day. But midway through high school, my feet started to slow me down.