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Bunions on both feet, extended, crooked second toes and hammer 5th toes on both feet. Removal of hardware from my right ankle from a previous break.
Exercise and walking in certain shoes.
Why did you choose Dr. Neufeld and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center?
I had put off the bunion surgery for years given what I had heard about significant pain and recovery with the conventional surgery. I had seen the minimally invasive bunion procedure advertised in Washingtonian magazine and decided to learn more. I was so impressed with Dr. Neufeld, as he is so personable and made me feel at ease. I was already familiar with the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center, as I had ankle surgery there several years prior.
What procedure/treatment did you have done?
I had the right foot surgery in January 2020 which included a Bunionectomy, surgery to correct an extended, crooked second toe and a hammer 5th toe plus removal of hardware from my right ankle from a previous break. I had the left foot surgery in May 2020 which included a Bunionectomy, surgery to correct an extended, crooked second toe and a hammer 5th toe.
How did you feel after your treatment?
I felt pretty good in both instances. I took it easy the first several days but was mobile, without crutches (orthopedic shoe only) and driving within a week. I did use the narcotic pain killers the first few days to sleep but really only needed Tylenol after that. Thereafter, I simply used ice to control and swelling. At 7 months out on the right foot and 3 months out on the left foot, I’m gradually getting back to my normal routine. My feet never looked “normal” and now they are perfect. High heels…here I come!
Do you have any advice for other patients?
If you have similar issues and have been trepidatious about bunion surgery, go see Dr. Neufeld, as he is outstanding. I only wish I had more feet! The minimally invasive procedure was the best decision for me. Minimal pain and downtime and I no longer have to worry about persistent, progressive issues with foot, knee, back and/or hip pain.