Bunions: Autumn Foot Pain in Women
Autumn can be a painful time of year for many Orange County women, as they transition from open-toed sandals to closed-in boots and shoes.
Our surgeons at Orange County Foot & Ankle Group, notice more women seeking relief for painful bunions every fall. Both our Fullerton and Tustin examining rooms show this trend.
Bunion surgery is virtually pain free using advanced pain pump technology. Patients can walk right away after the procedure. Bunion surgery is an out-patient surgery, so the patients have the procedure done and go home an hour after surgery.
The Surgeons at Orange County Foot and Ankle Group have successfully performed over 4,000 surgical procedures. Dr. Bennett has done over 2,000 surgeries over past 15 years.
"Some of my female bunion patients are in agony," says Jonathan Bennett, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. of Orange County Foot & Ankle Group. "They describe a constant, throbbing pain, even when they take their shoes off."
While the changing weather brings more bunion patients into our offices, Bennett says some women inquire about surgery in the fall because they're less busy than in summer months. Many are also closer to meeting their insurance deductibles.
"Alternative options to bunion surgery are simple changes like wearing shoes with wider toe boxes can significantly reduce bunion pain," Bennett says. "Custom shoe inserts, gel- or foam-filled padding and anti-inflammatory medications may also provide pain relief."
When the pain of a bunion interferes with a woman's daily activities, it's time to discuss surgical options. For more information on Bunions and General Information, visit our patient education center.