Molly S. Judge DPM, FACFAS
When the pain of a bunion interferes with a persons daily activities, it's time to discuss surgical options, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Surgeons like Dr. Judge have provided pain relief for numerous patient’s many with conservative therapies. When surgery is required Dr. Judge takes a unique approach to educating the patient and their families regarding realistic goals and objectives and she believes that this is a key to long term success.
Dr. Judge emphasizes that surgery is a last-resort treatment for women with painful bunions.
"For many women, simple changes like wearing shoes with wider toe boxes can significantly reduce bunion pain," she says. "Custom shoe inserts, gel- or foam-filled padding and anti-inflammatory medications may also provide pain relief."