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Bunion on right foot.
What did your pain or other symptoms prevent you from doing?
The bunion caused pain after wearing most shoes after a period of time and was particularly pronounced when hiking. It also limited the shoes I could buy since some were VERY painful.
Why did you choose Dr. Neufeld and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center?
I was referred to Dr. Neufeld by a friend who is an orthopaedic surgeon many years ago. I did not follow up until I learned about the Minimally Invasive Procedure he does and had to be quarantined for COVID anyway so the recovery time was not an issue.
What procedure/treatment did you have done?
Minimally invasive bunion repair.
Immediately after I was groggy and slightly uncomfortable but not so acute that I needed more than Tylenol for the first few days. There was some swelling but not painful. After about six weeks I was able to wear regular shoes and it feels great.
Do you have any advice for other patients?
Do it! The procedure is remarkably easy (for me, not necessarily Dr. Neufeld!) and I’m so glad I did it. Now just waiting for social opportunities to reopen so I can wear snazzier shoes!