Do I need to be non weight bearing for all bunion surgeries?

The simple answer is no.  There are many procedures that will enable you, while wearing a special post op shoe, to bear weight on your foot after surgery.  Some people feel better using a cane to help support them while many others feel this is not necessary.

Some bunion surgeries do require you to not put any weight on your foot for a period of time.  This type of surgery is determined from the examination of your foot, the size of the bunion deformity and the x-ray findings.  This is all discussed prior to surgery so you are able to prepare for the post operative course.

If you are suffering from a painful bunion, also know as Hallux Abducto Valgus, see Dr. Harvey R. Danciger for an evaluation, diagnosis and discussion of your surgical and non-surgical treatment options.  He is located in Palm Desert, CA.  Call (760) 568-0108

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle