Writer pushes through his bunion pain
An editorial in the Manteca Bulletin may provide inspiration for aging individuals with bunions.
For some people, the pain, risks and healing time of bunion surgery just aren't worth it. One such individual is Manteca Bulletin managing editor Dennis Wyatt, who recently penned an editorial on how he pushes through the discomfort of his bony deformity.
Wyatt wrote that he has bunions on both feet, and that one is rather large. Years ago, he was advised by his healthcare provider to have them removed. He resisted.
"Removing them, as far as I’m concerned, is not an option. I function just fine with them. I can walk. I can jog. I can jump around like a crazy man in group exercise," Wyatt wrote.
According to the Mayo Clinic, individuals should avoid bunion surgery unless the pain keeps them from carrying out normal activities.
The risks of bunion surgery include persistent pain, infection, over-correction and a recurrence of bunions.
As a result, conservative methods, like the Bunion Aid by Alpha Orthotics,
are always recommended before any operation. The Bunion Aid has an
award-wining hinged design so that users can walk while wearing it,
making the device suitable for day or night.