Beautiful works of art will line the streets of historic downtown Indian Land on October 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM. That’s right, the Art on Main Fine Arts Festival is back. You can stroll along and take in all of the artwork on exhibit or even pick up some to display at home. There will be live music, food, and fun, but if bunion pain is keeping you from even entertaining the idea, maybe it’s time you considered surgery.

Sometimes conservative treatments just aren’t enough to ease your persistent pain, and the bump on your big toe joint continues to get in the way of wearing shoes and enjoying activities comfortably. That’s when surgery can help. Depending on the severity of your condition, there are several types of procedures ranging from repositioning tendons to repairing joints to removing bone—all of which are performed to correct as much of the deformity and relieve as much of the pain as possible, as well as to restore function to your foot.

Keep in mind though, that recovery can take a long while. We like to think of it as just one more benefit of surgery—you’ll have an excuse to kick back, get comfy, and relax! Most procedures are successful, but there is no guarantee that this deformity won’t return. Your best line of defense is to wear proper footwear with plenty of wiggle room for your toes—no pointy high heels for you!

With bunion surgery, you get a chance to take back your pain-free days and enjoy stuff like an art festival, for example, without worrying about discomfort slowing you down.

To find out if a surgical procedure is right for you, come see us at Carolina Podiatry Group. You can call to make an appointment by dialing (803) 548-FEET in Indian Land, SC, or (803) 285-1411 in Lancaster.

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