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I had a right foot bunion and a hammer toe on the second toe of the right foot.
Wearing any new shoes would cause discomfort and aching in the bunion. I am a nurse practitioner and spend most of the day on my feet. It was becoming more difficult to work an 8-9 hour day. Also, I am a walker. I usually walk 2-3 miles about 5 times a week and my foot was becoming very uncomfortable.
One of the physicians I worked for told me about Dr. Neufeld. His wife has undergone a bunionectomy about 6 months prior by Dr. Neufeld.
Right bunionectomy and hammer toe release.
There was absolutely no pain the day of the surgery. It was outpatient and I was there for about 2 hours. The day after the surgery, there was discomfort in the morning but gradually got better each day. I took pain medication for the first few days and changed to tylenol. The foot did not hurt at all when it was elevated. It did not interfere with sleeping either. I took a week off of work and was back to a full patient load in a week. There was some swelling which gradually gets better. At my four week appointment, I started to walk again. I was walking about a mile for the first few weeks but am back to 2-3 miles now. I am now 8 weeks out from the surgery with no complications. The swelling is gradually getting better each week.
Don't hesitate to get the surgery done. When my patients asked about the boot I was wearing, I told them I had bunion surgery. I have heard some real horror stories from patients about the surgery. The percutaneous approach reall made a difference. I would recommend it to anyone! Dr. Neufeld's office and staff have been wonderful to deal with, very professional. I am very happy to recommend him for the surgery to anyone that asks.