Is Bunion Surgery Extremely Painful?

“Hi, my name is Lillia, and I’m from Imperial Valley. I had bunion surgery a week ago and I have experienced virtually no pain - just a little bit of swelling. It feels fine, I’m able to walk. I just keep my foot up as often as I can, so that I wouldn’t get a lot of swelling. I haven’t been able to take a bath, which is hard, towel baths, but next week I’ll be able to, when they take the stitches out.

Actually, I looked at my foot today, when Dr. Danciger took the bandage off, and it looks really good! I’m impressed. My toe looks great, and if you’re thinking of having this surgery, I would recommend it. People had told me that it was very painful, and I have experienced, I would say very little pain. Mainly a little bit of – if it’s stretching maybe, but no real pain. I would recommend that you have this surgery if you need it.”

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