I’m a 51-year-old man living on the East Side of New York who loves to golf and travel to be able to enjoy this sport year round. I have a bunion and wanted to know if I had it surgically removed how long the recovery process would be and when will I be able to once again enjoy my golfing?
Many Manhattan patients consider bunion surgery when the bunion starts to cause pain. Golfing or any sport can certainly be taxing on the foot. Bunion surgery is dictated by several factors, including recovery time. A good rule of thumb is (6 to 8) weeks for recovery. Smaller bunions are generally treated with a bone cut near the big toe joint – this procedure is called the austin (chevron) bunionectomy. Larger bunions, at our Manhattan Bunion Surgery practice, are treated with a bone mending procedure – called the Lapidus bunionectomy. The Bunionplasty®, developed by Dr. Blitz, allows for cosmetic bunion surgery where patients are often able to walk on the foot after surgery no matter the size of bunion. As for a return to golfing, it depends on how you recover. My recommendation would be a minimum of (6 to 8) weeks.