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Pros and Cons of Bunion Correction Surgery

Pros and Cons of Bunion Correction Surgery

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay - Founder and Designer of Sole Bliss Shoes - Shoes for Bunions & Wide Feet


What are the Pros and Cons of Bunion Correction Surgery?

If you are one of the millions of women with bunions, you may have considered bunion surgery. One of the most commonly asked questions is how to get rid of bunions and does bunion surgery work.


The experts at Sole Bliss are here to explain the pros and cons of bunion surgery and whether it is a suitable option for you.

Sole Bliss has created the perfect shoes for bunions and wide feet, so if your bunions are causing you pain, Sole Bliss shoes may be the answer you are looking for! We are going to discuss all the bunion treatment options available and answer the question: does bunion surgery work? 

Nova: Nude Suede - Flats for Bunions and Wide Feet


What are Bunions?

Firstly, we need to identify what bunions are and how they are formed. A bunion, also known as Hallux Vulgus, is a foot condition where a bone-like bump forms on the outer edge of your big toe. This is caused when your big toe joint bends and pushes towards your smaller toes.

This causes a bone-like bump to protrude out on the base of the big toe, causing painful tissue (although not all bunions cause pain). Shoes for bunions can often be difficult to find as you need to find a shoe that has enough room in the toe box area, but fortunately Sole Bliss has designed a full collection of shoes, trainers and heels for women with bunions and foot problems. 


Star: White Leather & Emerald - Trainers for Bunions


Pros of Bunion Surgery?

The biggest benefit of bunion correction surgery is that it relieves pain. As we know bunions can cause immense pain and often disturb your daily life. Bunion surgery often is the best way to relieve pain and problems caused from bunions. It is said that bunion surgery is the most effective way to treat pain caused by bunions.


Wearing the correct footwear for bunions is essential, however bunion surgery can often decrease pain levels and will help you get back on your feet, whilst also preventing the development of other foot problems like bone spurs or hammer toes.

Another pro of bunion surgery is that it may help increase your psychical activity. If you suffer from extremely painful bunions, it can be difficult to proceed with everyday tasks such as walking to the shops and everyday chores. As we all know, increasing your psychical activity can improve your mental health and wellbeing! 



Cons of Bunion Surgery?

When making the decision to go through with bunion surgery, it is important to know the risks and cons of bunions surgery. Like most surgeries, the post-op recovery is often quite painful and the recovery time is longer than you might think. Recovery could take up to 6 months, limiting your mobility. You need to consider whether you currently have time to undergo bunion surgery. Is bunion surgery worth it right now? 

There is a chance that the bunion surgery may not be successful. It is also very common for bunions to grow back after bunion surgery. This is something we hear a lot from our Sole Bliss customers who still require shoes for bunions after their surgery. 


During the healing process, you may also be limited in which footwear you can wear. The swelling from surgery can last a considerably long time. It is important to find some styles that offer a wide fit and soft uppers for comfort


Audrey: Navy Leather - Heels for Bunions


Choosing The Right Shoes Can Make a Big Difference!

The right shoes for bunions should feature a wide and deep toe box and a soft leather lining to comfort and cushion your bunions. When choosing the best shoes for bunions you should also look for a style that offers a square, round or almond toe shape. These toe shapes can accommodate more room in terms of width and depth, resulting in space for your bunions.

When recovering from bunion correction surgery, it is extremely important to find shoes that offer high quality cushioning underneath your foot. All Sole Bliss shoes feature 3 Layers of Memory-Foam cushioning to contour around your foot to provide custom support and cushioning.

Sprint: Olive Suede - Recovery Shoes for Post-Bunion Surgery


When looking for the right shoes for post-bunion surgery, it is important to wear low or flat shoes that offer the most amount of support. This is to decrease the chances of damaging your big toe joint and improve the motion of the joint once healed. 

Looking for shoes with arch support is essential when choosing the best shoes for bunion correction surgery. Arch support helps to hold your foot in the correct position and prevent over-pronation. Over-pronation is the inward rolling of your foot as you walk, and this type of biomechanics is a key contributing factor to bunion formation.


Trinity: Cream Leather - Suitable Shoes for Bunion Surgery


If you have any questions about finding the best shoes for your feet, please contact our Customer Care team who are highly knowledgeable and here to help!

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When it comes to comfort, Lisa Kay knows it all! Lisa has been a Shoe Designer for over 20 years. She has used her own experience dealing with bunions to create Sole Bliss - the shoe brand dedicated to women with bunions, wide feet and sensitive soles. Lisa has worked with Italian and Spanish artisans and the world’s leading podiatrists to create the best shoes for women with bunions and wide feet. Every pair of Sole Bliss shoes contains an award-winning, podiatrist-approved Comfort Technology.

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