I've had bunions (both feet) since I was 11. I'm 24 now and have avoided the idea of surgery for years. Problem is, my left foot which is worse anyway is starting to get worse - my toes are angling away from my foot, making the actual bunion more pointed and sore with the pressure - I keep wanting to smash it with a hammer just to relieve the pressure! Walking on my left side is painful now too because all I'm using is the bunion and my big toe which now kills constantly.
So whose had surgery? What was it like recovery and pain wise.?
What other pain relief strategies are there before surgery? How did you know when it was time to go under the knife?