Bunion pain had been my constant companion for years now – a knot of discomfort on the side of my foot that sometimes felt like my shoe was filled with rocks and pins. I had been putting it off for years, but finally decided to take the plunge and visit a podiatrist to see if I could find some real relief.
The podiatrist, Dr. Rodgers, examined my foot closely, feeling and prodding gently around the painful bunion. She asked me questions to see how it had been affecting my life and made a diagnosis that made me feel a little bit better right away – she said that I was a good candidate for bunion surgery. The surgery itself was minimally invasive, so I wouldn’t need to take much time off work or miss out on my favorite activities.
I was still a bit apprehensive, but feeling hopeful. A few weeks later, I returned to Dr. Rodgers’ office after surgery to assess the results. I put on my shoe and was surprised by the freedom I felt. The throbbing knot of pain had disappeared and I could walk without my boot feeling like it was filled with rocks.
I was so relieved and started a regimen of stretching, massage and other exercises to further improve my mobility. I could finally take part in the activities that I had missed out on for so long.
I was thrilled to once again be able to enjoy my love of hiking and running, without the bunion pain stopping me. In time, I developed a passion for helping other people who suffer from the same pain and have been sharing my story in hopes that it will help people overcome their bunion pain.
My bunion experience has taught me that, with determination and the right professional help, anything is possible. I now truly believe that I can handle anything that life throws at me.
No matter the challenge, I am a Bunion Believer!