Q: Can I wear high heels after bunion surgery?
One of the biggest concerns of women who have bunions on their feet and are considering bunion surgery is whether you will be able to wear high heels again after surgery. In most cases the answer is yes...and much more comfortably than before surgery! The realignment of the great toe joint will allow for greater motion and the position that a high heel forces you into will no longer cause the joint to jam.
There are cases, however, where the joint may have degenerated to the point where, even after surgery, there will continue to be limited mobility around the joint. There are also some procedures that may stiffen the great toe joint and limit mobility by design. These situations will limit the shoes and heel heights that may be comfortable for you.
Since every person, bunion, and foot surgery is different, it is important that you ask your Houston bunion surgeon what to expect after your surgery. Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider will review your case in detail and let you know what to expect after your surgery. Contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists to schedule an appointment to see what will be the best treatment option for you.