Bunion surgery is a kind of procedure done to the feet when the protruding bone on the side of our feet (on the lower joint of your toe) is already causing pain and discomfort. The toe deformity can hinder many activities you do in a day. It may give a great impact on the way you walk, it can also hinder you from wearing the pair of shoes you want, and extreme cases may deform the lower joint of your toe even more if proper prevention and care is not given.
However, bunion surgery is not for everybody who has a deformed toe. Considerations such as the bone’s density, daily activities and of course the budget must be taken into great account always in order to be sure of a successful operation.
For people who have low bone density, doing a bunion surgery might not be the very best option. Surgery done on a poor bone might just cause even more discomfort, and worse – damage to the feet.
Daily activities should also be considered because bunion surgery recovery usually takes 6 weeks up to 2 straight months to fully recover. You cannot force yourself to do certain things like walking and driving, because your lower leg will be wrapped with a cast.
Bunion Surgery Consideration
Lastly, another important consideration to look at prior to considering a bunion surgery is the budget. Although this case is usually covered by a medical insurance, not all medical insurance company do cover it. You may want to speak with your provider first to be ready with your expenses. The cost may range from $3,500 up to $5,000 depending on the severity of your bunion, and of course, the facility you are in. Most of the time, well-known surgeons, and anesthesiologists require more on their professional fees, which will add more to the bill.